45 Corrie Ten Boom Quotes About Faith, Freedom, And Forgiveness

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Corrie Ten Boom was a strong Dutch Christian writer and watchmaker who had an inspiring life story.

Cornelia Arnolda Johanna, also known as Corrie Ten Boom, was born on 15 April 1892 and died on 15 April 1983. She had a rich spiritual soul and had a mind full of wisdom that grew over the years through her struggles.

Corrie Ten Boom believed in her actions that followed the will of God. The entire Ten Boom family helped the Jews during the Holocaust by helping them escape the Nazis. Corrie Ten Boom often talked about forgiveness and was a generous person. During World War II, while helping the Jews, Corrie's house was raided, and she was taken to imprisonment and then to a death camp, but she miraculously survived in spite of endless hardships.

After surviving these difficult times, Corrie was at a church where she came across the same man who guarded her in the death camp. When this man approached Corrie for a handshake, it was really challenging as she knew she couldn't gather the strength to forgive. Later with the help of God, she did gather the strength to forgive. Corrie Ten Boom did not write 'The Tapestry Poem', however, she is often misattributed as the author of it. These quotes talk about the incredible wisdom of Corrie Ten Boom.

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Famous Quotes By Corrie Ten Boom

These Corrie Ten Boom quotes truly illustrate wisdom.

Here is a list of Corrie Ten Boom quotes to know about the hardships of Corrie's life and her strength to overcome them.

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

- Corrie Ten Boom.

2. "Happiness isn't something that depends on our surroundings... It's something we make inside ourselves."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

3. "Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?"

- Corrie Ten Boom.

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

- Corrie Ten Boom, 'Clippings From My Notebook'.

5. "If the devil cannot make us bad, he will make us busy."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

6. "There is no pit so deep, that God's love is not deeper still."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

7. "Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

8. "There is no panic in Heaven! God has no problems, only plans."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

9. "When I try, I fail. When I trust, He succeeds."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

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

- Corrie Ten Boom.

11. "When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

13. "Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

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

- Corrie Ten Boom.

15. "The tree on the mountain takes whatever the weather brings. If it has any choice at all, it is in putting down roots as deeply as possible."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

Corrie Ten Boom Quotes From The Hiding Place

Corrie quotes are a perfect blend of wisdom and experience.

'The Hiding Place' is the most renowned book of Corrie Ten Boom as it talked about her life struggles. The title refers to how her house was the hiding place for many Jews during the Second World War.

16. "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."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

17. "And our wise Father in heaven knows when we're going to need things too. Don't run out ahead of Him."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

18. "When He tells us to love our enemies He gives, along with the command, the love itself."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

19. "Whenever we cannot love in the old, human way... God can give us the perfect way."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

20. "Surely there is no more wretched sight that the human body unloved and uncared for."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

21. "Some knowledge is too heavy... you cannot bear it... your Father will carry it until you are able."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

22. "Even as the angry vengeful thoughts boiled through me, I saw the sin of them."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

23. "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."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

24. "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."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

25. "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."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

26. "In darkness God's truth shines most clear."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

27. "Today I know that such memories are the key not to the past, but to the future."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

28. "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."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

29. "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."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

30. "Dear Jesus...how foolish of me to have called for human help when You are here."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

Inspirational Quotes From Corrie Ten Boom

Here is a collection of Corrie Ten Boom quotes that are all themed on love, God's love, forgiveness, and faith.

31. "Child, you have to learn to see things in the right proportions. Learn to see great things great and small things small."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

32. "You may never know that Jesus is all you need, until Jesus is all you have."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

33. "If God sends us on strong paths, we are provided strong shoes."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

34. "We are up against the unseen power that controls this dark world and the spiritual agents are from the very headquarters of evil."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

35. "He uses our problems for His miracles. This was my first lesson in learning to trust Him completely."

- Corrie Ten Boom, 'Tramp For The Lord'.

36. "Lord Jesus, I offer myself for Your people. In any way. Any place. Any time."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

37. "Discernment is God's call to intercession, never to faultfinding."

- Corrie ten Boom.

38. "The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation."

- Corrie ten Boom.

39. "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!"

- Corrie ten Boom.

40. "God has plans, not problems, for our lives."

- Corrie Ten Boom, 'Tramp For The Lord'.

41. "Childhood scenes rushed back at me out of the night, strangely close and urgent."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

42. "For that which is in your heart can never be taken from you."

- Corrie Ten Boom, 'Tramp For The Lord'.

43. "What I spent, I had; what I saved, I lost; what I gave, I have."

- Corrie Ten Boom, 'Tramp For The Lord'.

44. "A religion that is small enough for our understanding would not be big enough for our needs."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

45. "To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you."

- Corrie Ten Boom.

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