All Time Famous Corrie Ten Boom Quotes

Corrie Ten Boom Quotes

Cornelia Arnolda Johanna “Corrie” ten Boom (15 April 1892[1] – 15 April 1983) was a Dutch watchmaker and later a Christian writer and public speaker, who worked with her father, Casper ten Boom, her sister Betsie ten Boom and other family members to help many Jewish people escape from the Nazis during the Holocaust in World War II by hiding them in her home. They were caught, and she was arrested and sent to the Ravensbrück concentration camp. Her most famous book, The Hiding Place, is a biography that recounts the story of her family’s efforts and how she found and shared hope in God while she was imprisoned at the concentration camp.

Corrie Ten Boom Quotes

1. “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

2. “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

3. “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.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

4. “Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

5. “Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?”
— Corrie Ten Boom

6. “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

7. “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

8. “You can never learn that Christ is all you need until Christ is all you have.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

9. “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.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

10. “There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not deeper still.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

11. “God buries our sins in the depths of the sea and then puts up a sign that reads, “No fishing.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

12. “Forgiveness is setting the prisoner free, only to find out that the prisoner was me.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

13. “Let God’s promises shine on your problems.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

14. “The safest place to be is in the center of God’s will.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

15. “If the devil cannot make us bad, he will make us busy.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

16. “Hold loosely to the things of this life, so that if God requires them of you, it will be easy to let them go.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

17. “In order to realize the worth of the anchor we need to feel the stress of the storm.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

18. “I have learned to hold all things loosely, so God will not have to pry them out of my hands.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

19. “We must mirror God’s love in the midst of a world full of hatred. We are the mirrors of God’s love, so we may show Jesus by our lives.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

20. “Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

21. “Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

22. “God has plans, not problems for our lives. The life of a Christian is an education for a higher service. God is training you for something.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

23. “It is not my ability, but my response to God’s ability, that counts.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

24. “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

25. “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. it does not enable us to escape evil. It makes us unfit to face evil when it comes. it is the interest you pay on trouble before it comes.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

26. “You never so touch the ocean of God’s love as when you forgive and love your enemies.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

27. “Does being born into a Christian family make one a Christian? No! God has no grandchildren.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

28. “There is no panic in Heaven! God has no problems, only plans.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

29. “If all things are possible with God, then all things are possible to him who believes in Him.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

30. “Worry is an old man with bended head, carrying a load of feathers which he thinks are lead.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

31. “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

32. “The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

33. “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.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

34. “In God’s faithfulness lies eternal security.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

35. “Love is the strongest force in the world.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

36. “There are no ‘ifs’ in God’s Kingdom. His timing is perfect. His will is our hiding place. Lord Jesus, keep me in Your will! Don’t let me go mad by poking about outside it.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

37. “What wings are to a bird, and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

38. “Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

39. “A person is either a missionary or a mission field.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

40. “Four marks of true repentance are acknowledgment of wrong, willingness to confess it, willingness to abandon it, and willingness to make restitution.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

41. “No pit is so deep that He is not deeper still; with Jesus even in our darkest moments, the best remains, and the very best is yet to be.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

42. “As a camel kneels before his master to have him remove his burden at the end of the day, so kneel each night and let the Master take your burden.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

43. “Don’t bother to give God instructions; just report for duty.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

44. “Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

45. “The best learning I had came from teaching.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

46. “If God sends us on strong paths, we are provided strong shoes.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

47. “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!”
— Corrie Ten Boom

48. “Jesus did not promise to change the circumstances around us. He promised great peace and pure joy to those who would learn to believe that God actually controls all things.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

49. “Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

50. “If Jesus were born one thousand times in Bethlehem and not in me, then I would still be lost.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

51. “You see, a potter can only mold the clay when it lies completely in his hand. It requires complete surrender.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

52. “When a Christian shuns fellowship with other Christians, the devil smiles, When he stops studying the Bible, the devil laughs. When he stops praying, the devils shouts for joy.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

53. “The school of life offers some difficult courses, but it is in the difficult class that one learns the most.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

54. “A man is powerful on his knees.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

55. “Jesus loves sinners. He only loves sinners. He has never turned anyone away who came to Him for forgiveness, and He died on the cross for sinners, not for respectable people.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

56. “Faith is like radar that sees through the fog.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

57. “You know, eternal life does not start when we go to heaven. It starts the moment you reach out to Jesus. He never turns His back on anyone. And He is waiting for you…”
— Corrie Ten Boom

58. “God, make me willing to be made willing.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

59. “The first step on the way to victory is to recognize the enemy.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

60. “Only Heaven will reveal the top part of God’s tapestry.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

61. “Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

62. “In darkness God’s truth shines most clear.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

63. “I have experienced His presence in the deepest hell that man can create. I have really tested the promises of the Bible, and believe me, you can count on them.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

64. “When I try, I fail. When I trust, He succeeds.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

65. “Expect resistance but pray for miracles!”
— Corrie Ten Boom

66. “You can’t love God without loving the Jewish people.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

67. “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.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

68. “The human spirit fails, except when the Holy Spirit fills.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

69. “When you want to work for God start a committee. When you want to work with God start a prayer group.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

70. “He uses our problems for His miracles. This was my first lesson in learning to trust Him completely…”
— Corrie Ten Boom

71. “Thank you, Lord, that You are the Conqueror and that You want to make us more than conquerors.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

72. “The devil smiles when we are up to our ears in work, but he trembles when we pray.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

73. “The amount of God’s love is unlimited, but we only receive as much as we use.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

74. “Children need the wisdom of their elders; the aging need the encouragement of a child’s exuberance.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

75. “Only to those who have been in prison does freedom have such great meaning.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

76. “A religion that is small enough for our understanding would not be big enough for our needs.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

77. “Don’t hold onto anything so tightly that Jesus can’t take it from you.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

78. “We can’t solve problems for others. We can introduce them to the Lord.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

79. “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

80. “In the center of a hurricane there is absolute peace and quiet. There is no safer place than in the center of the will of God.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

81. “Discernment is God’s call to intercession, never to faultfinding.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

82. “Be united with other Christians. A wall with loose bricks is not good. The bricks must be cemented together.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

83. “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.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

84. “When you are covered by His wings, it can get pretty dark.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

85. “Perhaps only when human effort had done its best and failed, would God’s power alone be free to work.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

86. “Forgiveness is not an emotion; it is an act of the will.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

87. “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.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

88. “What a sad mistake we sometimes make when we think that God only cares about Christians.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

89. “If God has called you, do not spend time looking over your shoulder to see who is following you.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

90. “No matter how deep our darkness, he is deeper still.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

91. “If God has shown us bad times ahead, it’s enough for me that He knows about them. That’s why He sometimes shows us things, you know – to tell us that this too is in His hands.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

92. “There is an ocean of God’s love available-there is plenty for everyone. May God grant you never to doubt that victorious whatever the circumstances.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

93. “The Lord never makes a mistake. One day, when we are in heaven, I’m sure we shall see the answers to the whys.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

94. “We are not a postwar generation, but a pre-peace generation. Jesus is coming.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

95. “In this dark world, the Lord Jesus gave us the task of passing on His love.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

96. “Love is larger than the walls which shut it in.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

97. “I would much rather be the trusting child of a rich Father, than a beggar at the door of worldly men.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

98. “Your love in me is stronger than the hatred.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

99. “The life of a Christian is an education for higher service.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

100. “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.”
— Corrie Ten Boom

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