50 Uplifting Quotes from Corrie Ten Boom

Corrie ten Boom quotes
Corrie ten Boom quotes

Corrie Ten Boom was a Dutch Christian who, along with her family, helped Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II. But unfortunately, they were caught up and imprisoned by the Nazis. Corrie and her sister were sent to a concentration camp, where they experienced incredible hardship and suffering. Despite this, Corrie never lost her faith in God and continued to spread hope and encouragement to those around her. Her life and writings have inspired countless people all over the world.

Here are 20 powerful quotes from Corrie Ten Boom:

  1. “Don’t bother to give God instructions, just report for duty.”
  2. “Even as the angry vengeful thoughts boiled through me, I saw the sin of them. Jesus Christ had died for this man; was I going to ask for more? Lord Jesus, I prayed, forgive me and help me to forgive him….Jesus, I cannot forgive him. Give me your forgiveness….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.”
  3. “Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word. . . . Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe.”
  4. “Some knowledge is too heavy…you cannot bear it…your Father will carry it until you are able.”
  5. “God never measures the mind… He always put His tape measure in the HEART.”
  6. “You will find it is necessary to let things go, simply for the reason that they are too heavy.”
  7. “There is no panic in Heaven! God has no problems, only plans.”
  8. “You can never learn that Christ is all you need until Christ is all you have.”
  9. “Trying to do the Lord’s work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you.”
  10. “Happiness isn’t something that depends on our surroundings…it’s something we make inside ourselves.”
  11. “Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.”
  12. “Jesus Christ is able to untangle all the snarls in your soul, to banish all your complexes, and to transform even your fixed habit patterns, no matter how deeply they are etched in your subconscious.”
  13. “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.”
  14. “Now, I know in my experience that Jesus’ light is stronger than the biggest darkness.”
  15. “Today I know that such memories are the key not to the past, but to the future. I know that the experiences of our lives when we let God use them, become the mysterious and perfect preparation for the work he will give us to do. ”
  16. “You can never learn that Christ is all you need until Christ is all you have.”
  17. “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.”
  18. “Worry is like a rocking chair: it keeps you moving but doesn’t get you anywhere.”
  19. “It is not my ability, but my response to God’s ability that counts.”
  20. “Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?”
  21. “The first step on the way to victory is to recognize the enemy.”
  22. “When you are covered by His wings, it can get pretty dark.”
  23. “His will is our hiding place. Lord Jesus, keep me in your will! Don’t let me go mad by poking about outside of it!”
  24. “If God sends us on strong paths, we are provided strong shoes.”
  25. “Discernment is God’s call to intercession, never to faultfinding.”
  26. “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.”
  27. “He uses our problems for His miracles. This was my first lesson in learning to trust Him completely…”
  28. “Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.”
  29. “Love is larger than the walls which shut it in.”
  30. “If God sends us on stony paths, he provides strong shoes.”
  31. “God dealt with our whole situation on the cross; there is nothing left for you to settle. Just say to Him, “Lord, I cannot forgive and I will no longer try to do it; but I trust that You in me will do it. I can’t forgive and love; but I trust that You will forgive and love in my place and that You will do these things in me.”
  32. “If you look at the world, you’ll be distressed. If you look within, you’ll be depressed. But if you look at Christ, you’ll be at rest.”
  33. “With Jesus, even in our darkest moments the best remains and the very best is yet to be…”
  34. “In darkness, God’s truth shines most clear.”
  35. “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
  36. “God has plans—not problems—for our lives.”
  37. “What wings are to a bird and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul.”
  38. “Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open.”
  39. “Let God’s promises shine on your problems.”
  40. “You may never know that JESUS is all you need until JESUS is all you have.”
  41. “And our wise Father in heaven knows when we’re going to need things too. Don’t run out ahead of him.”
  42. “Perhaps only when human effort had done its best and failed, would God’s power alone be free to work.”
  43. “Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.”
  44. “God takes our sins – the past, present, and future, and dumps them in the sea and puts up a sign that says NO FISHING ALLOWED.”
  45. “Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees”
  46. “There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not deeper still.”
  47. “The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation.”
  48. “When I try, I fail. When I trust, he succeeds.”
  49. “Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear.”
  50. “If the devil cannot make us bad, he will make us busy.”

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