Thursday, July 1, 2010

Corrie ten Boom Quotes

I'm sure many of you have read the book, The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom. For those of you who haven't, it is a gripping book that shares about a Dutch woman who helped Jews during the Nazi occupation during World War 2. She was betrayed by a fellow Dutchman and ends up in Ravensbruck, one of the worst concentration camps for women. She lost her sister Betsy in that camp and her father died in a separate camp. However, the Lord brought her through all the persecution and she was left with a challenging testimony of forgiveness. Below are some quotes by Corrie:

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength."

"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God."

"Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open."

"If you look at the world, you'll be distressed. If you look within, you'll be depressed. If you look at God you'll be at rest."

"Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden."

"It is not my ability, but my response to God’s ability, that counts."

If you have read The Hiding Place and want to read more by ( or about) Miss ten Boom, I would encourage you to read Tramp for the Lord, Prisoner and Yet, In My Father's House: The Years Before the Hiding Place, Marching Orders for the End Battle, and The Five Silent Years of Corrie ten Boom. These books have been a real help to me and you know that Corrie isn't speaking about things she hasn't lived. She lived through terrible trials, but allowed God to mold her through those trials and then she had a story to tell.

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