My Memes of Corrie ten Boom’s Quotes

Corrie ten Boom’s Story

The ten Booms were a family of watchmakers who lived in Holland during the Nazi’s WWII occupation of their country. Being strong Christians, they began to actively hide and smuggle Jews to safety, rather then do nothing in the face of great evil. At the time, Corrie and her sister were in their 50s and their elderly father Casper was over 80.

The ten Booms were truly amazing Christians. Corrie’s older sister Betsy encouraged her and other Christian women to pray compassionately for their enemies, even while prisoners in a Nazi concentration camp. Ravensbruck became God’s gateway to Heaven for many dying women because the ten Boom sisters were sent there.

After the war, Corrie wrote a book called “The Hiding Place.” It became an instant Christian classic. She shared her life story and testified to God’s amazing faithfulness, even in the darkest places. For the next 30 years, this woman traveled the world, sharing her testimony and bringing words of hope to the broken.

Corrie’s book, “The Hiding Place” should be depressing, but instead it’s an exciting adventure story of God’s goodness in the very darkest times.

Enjoy my memes and please read “The Hiding Place.”  You’ll be glad you did.

“You can never learn that Christ is all you need until Christ is all you have.” (Corrie ten Boom, Concentration Camp Survivor.)

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.”

Don’t bother to give God instructions, just report for duty.

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

“Worry is like a rocking chair; it keeps you moving but doesn’t get you anywhere.”

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.”

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

A palm tree, a sandy beach and a turquoise sea.

“If the Devil can’t make us bad he will make us busy.”

Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?

What wings are to a bird and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul.

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.”

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

Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?

In Darkness God’s Truth shines most clear.

A river flowing underground with a Corrie ten Boom quote: "There is no pit so deep that God's love is not deeper still."

There is no pit so deep that God’s love is not deeper still.

Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?

My Main Lesson from “The Hiding Place”

After WWII, Corrie founded a home where people emotionally damaged by the war could rest and be healed. She discovered that each victim had one specific person they needed to forgive. Those who forgave their enemies, healed. Those who didn’t remained emotionally devastated.

Did their enemies deserve forgiveness? No. But God’s command to forgive isn’t meant to bless those who hurt us. Forgiving our enemies heals us—which is truly amazing. That’s the key spiritual truth I learned from Corrie ten Boom.

Each of these images came from Pixabay.com.

Resources:

I found these Corrie ten Boom quotes in an web article called, “40 Powerful Quotes From Corrie ten Boom.”

 

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