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Quotes By Corrie ten Boom

Date of Birth: April 15, 1892  Date of Death: April 15, 1983

Cornelia “Corrie” ten Boom was born into a Dutch Christian family who devoted their lives to charitable causes. They helped many Jews escape the World War Two Nazi Holocaust. Due to an informant, Corrie and her family were arrested and sent to concentration camps. Corrie survived and continued her charitable works by helping other Holocaust survivors and also writing many books about her experiences. Her autobiography, The Hiding Place is a best seller and was later made into a movie.


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


Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.  ~ Corrie ten Boom


Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear.  ~ Corrie ten Boom


Happiness isn't something that depends on our surroundings...It's something we make inside ourselves.  ~ Corrie ten Boom


Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.  ~ Corrie ten Boom


Let God's promises shine on your problems.  ~ Corrie Ten Boom


It is not my ability, but my response to God’s ability, that counts.  ~ Corrie ten Boom


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


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


Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.  ~ Corrie ten Boom


Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open.  ~ Corrie ten Boom


Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.  ~ Corrie ten Boom