Corrie ten Boom Quotes

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1. “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”

Tags : Strength Worry
Source : Clippings from My Notebook

2. “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”

Tags : Faith Future God Trust

3. “Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.”

Tags : Forgiveness Hiding Place

4. “Oh, this was the great ploy of Satan in that kingdom of his: to display such blatant evil one could almost believe one's own secret sin didn't matter.”

Tags : Compromise
Source : The Hiding Place

5. “Father sat down on the edge of the narrow bed. "Corrie," he began gently, "when you and I go to Amsterdam-when do I give you your ticket?" I sniffed a few times, considering this. "Why, just before we get on the train." "Exactly. And our wise Father in heaven knows when we're going to need things, too. Don't run out ahead of Him, Corrie. When the time comes that some of us will have to die, you will look into your heart and find the strength you need-just in time.”

Tags : Inspirational Quotes
Source : The Hiding Place

6. “Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”

Tags : Anxiety Worry

7. “Discernment is God's call to intercession, never to faultfinding.”

Tags : Discernment

8. “Faith is like radar that sees through the fog -- the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.”

Tags : Faith Inspirational

9. “when we are powerless to do a thing, it is a great joy that we can come and step inside the ability of Jesus”

Tags : Christian Faith Joy

10. “This is what the past is for! Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see.”

Tags : Faith Inspirtational
Source : The Hiding Place

11. “Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?”

Tags : Christian God Jesus Pray Prayer

12. “Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.”

Tags : Prayer

13. “Do you know what hurts so very much? It's love. Love is the strongest force in the world, and when it is blocked that means pain. There are two things we can do when this happens. We can kill that love so that it stops hurting. But then of course part of us dies, too. Or we can ask God to open up another route for that love to travel.”

Tags : Christianity Love
Source : The Hiding Place

14. “And so seated next to my father in the train compartment, I suddenly asked, "Father, what is sexsin?"He turned to look at me, as he always did when answering a question, but to my surprise he said nothing. At last he stood up, lifted his traveling case off the floor and set it on the floor.Will you carry it off the train, Corrie?" he said.I stood up and tugged at it. It was crammed with the watches and spare parts he had purchased that morning.It's too heavy," I said.Yes," he said, "and it would be a pretty poor father who would ask his little girl to carry such a load. It's the same way, Corrie, with knowledge. Some knowledge is too heavy for children. When you are older and stronger, you can bear it. For now you must trust me to carry it for you.”

Tags : Childhood Father Knowledge
Source : The Hiding Place

15. “Voltaire expected that within fifty years of his lifetime there would not be one Bible in the world. His house is now a distribution centre for Bibles in many languages.”

Tags : Bible Cynicism Irony Voltaire

16. “Surely there is no more wretched sight that the human body unloved and uncared for.”

Tags : Christian Corrie Ten Boom Dutch Holocaust Jesus Christ Righteous Gentile Wwii
Source : The Hiding Place

17. “You saw we could lose our lives for this child. I would consider that the greatest honor that could come to my family.”

Tags : Emotional

18. “We never know how God will answer our prayers, but we can expect that He will get us involved in His plan for the answer. If we are true intercessors, we must be ready to take part in God’s work on behalf of the people for whom we pray.”

Tags : Action Answered Prayer Christianity Faith God Intercession Prayer Work

19. “Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.”

Tags : Forgiveness
Source : Clippings from My Notebook

20. “(on forgiveness) Didn't he and I stand together before an all seeing God convicted of the same murder? For I had murdered him with my heart and my tongue.”

Tags : Forgiveness God
Source : The Hiding Place

21. “And so I discovered that it is not on our own forgiveness any more than on our own goodness that the world's healing hinges, but on His. When he tells us to love our enemies, He gives, along with the command, the love itself.”

Tags : Forgiveness
Source : The Hiding Place

22. “There are no 'if's' in God's world. And no places that are safer than other places. The center of His will is our only safety - let us pray that we may always know it!”

Tags : God S Will

23. “Child, you have to learn to see things in the right proportions. Learn to see great things great and small things small.”

Tags : Inspirational Perspective Proportion

24. “Life is but a Weaving” (the Tapestry Poem)“My life is but a weavingBetween my God and me.I cannot choose the colorsHe weaveth steadily.Oft’ times He weaveth sorrow;And I in foolish prideForget He sees the upperAnd I the underside.Not ’til the loom is silentAnd the shuttles cease to flyWill God unroll the canvasAnd reveal the reason why.The dark threads are as needfulIn the weaver’s skillful handAs the threads of gold and silverIn the pattern He has plannedHe knows, He loves, He cares;Nothing this truth can dim.He gives the very best to thoseWho leave the choice to Him.”

Tags : Providence Sorrow Suffering

25. “A well-known psychologist once said, 'When a child reaches his third birthday, his parents will have given him half of all that they will ever be able to give him in the way of education.”

Tags : Child Childhood Children Development Education Parent Parenting Psychology
Source : Father Ten Boom, God's Man

26. “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” Corrie ten Boom”

Tags : Sorrow Strength Worry

27. “In darkness God's truth shines most clear.”

Tags : Christianity Truth
Source : The Hiding Place

28. “Love is larger than the walls which shut it in.”

Tags : Christianity Love
Source : The Hiding Place

29. “All through the short afternoon they kept coming, the people who counted themselves Father's friends. Young and old, poor and rich, scholarly gentlemen and illiterate servant girls—only to Father did it seem that they were all alike. That was Father's secret: not that he overlooked the differences in people; that he didn't know they were there.”

Tags : Christianity Love
Source : The Hiding Place

30. “If the Gospels were truly the pattern of God’s activity, then defeat was only the beginning.”

Tags : Failure
Source : The Hiding Place

31. “And so I discovered that it is not on our forgiveness any more than our goodness that the world's healing hinges, but on HIs. When He tells us to love our enemies, He gives, along with the command the love itself.”

Tags : Enemies Forgiveness Healing Love

32. “You say we could lose our lives for this child. I would consider that the greatest honor that could come to my family.”

Tags : Emotional

33. “Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” Corrie Ten Boom”

Tags : Sorrow Tomorrow Worry

34. “And so I discovered that it is not on our forgiveness any more than on our goodness that the world's healing hinges, but on His. When He tells us to love our enemies, He gives, along with the command, the love itself.”

Tags : Forgiveness Inspirational Love Obedience Theology
Source : The Hiding Place

35. “My little hobby. Book Collecting. And yet, old friends, books do not age as you and I do. They will speak still when we are gone, to generations we will never see. Yes, the books must survive. -Bulldog”

Tags : Books Corrie Ten Boom History Holocaust The Hidding Place
Source : The Hiding Place

36. “A full ten years ago, way back in 1927, Willem had written in his doctoral thesis, done in Germany, that a terrible evil was taking root in that land. Right at the university, he said, seeds were being planted of a contempt for human life such as the world had never seen. The few who had read his paper had laughed.”

Tags : Wwii
Source : The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom