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“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
Corrie ten Boom, Clippings from My Notebook
“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
Corrie ten Boom
“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, The Hiding Place
“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
“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
“Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open.”
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
“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. 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, The Hiding Place
“You can never learn that Christ is all you need, until Christ is all you have.”
Corrie ten Boom
“What wings are to a bird, and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul.

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“Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.”
Corrie ten Boom
“There is no pit so deep, that God's love is not deeper still.”
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
“Some knowledge is too heavy...you cannot bear it...your Father will carry it until you are able.”
Corrie ten Boom, The Hiding Place
“Don't bother to give God instructions; just report for duty.”
Corrie ten Boom
“Even as the angry vengeful thoughts boiled through me, I saw the sin of them. 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....And so I discovered that it is not on our forgiveness any more than on our goodness that the world's healing hinges, but on His. When He tells us to love our enemies, He gives along with the command, the love itself.”
Corrie ten Boom, The Hiding Place
“Happiness isn't something that depends on our surroundings...It's something we make inside ourselves.”
Corrie ten Boom
“It is not my ability, but my response to God’s ability, that counts.”
Corrie ten Boom
“In darkness God's truth shines most clear.”
Corrie ten Boom, The Hiding Place
“And so seated next to my father in the train compartment, I suddenly asked, "Father, what is sexsin?"
He turned to look at me, as he always did when answering a question, but to my surprise he said nothing. At last he stood up, lifted his traveling case off the floor and set it on the floor.
Will you carry it off the train, Corrie?" he said.
I stood up and tugged at it. It was crammed with the watches and spare parts he had purchased that morning.
It's too heavy," I said.
Yes," he said, "and it would be a pretty poor father who would ask his little girl to carry such a load. It's the same way, Corrie, with knowledge. Some knowledge is too heavy for children. When you are older and stronger, you can bear it. For now you must trust me to carry it for you.”
Corrie ten Boom, The Hiding Place
“Dear Jesus...how foolish of me to have called for human help when You are here.”
Corrie ten Boom, The Hiding Place
“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?”
Corrie ten Boom
“when we are powerless to do a thing, it is a great joy that we can come and step inside the ability of Jesus”
Corrie ten Boom
“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
“There is no panic in Heaven! God has no problems, only plans.”
Corrie ten Boom
“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, The Hiding Place
“Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear.”
Corrie ten Boom
“God's viewpoint is sometimes different from ours - so different that we could not even guess at it unless He had given us a Book which tells us such things....In the Bible I learn that God values us not for our strenght or our brains but simply because He has made us.”
Corrie ten Boom, The Hiding Place
“Whenever we cannot love in the old, human way . . . God can give us the perfect way.”
Corrie ten Boom, The Hiding Place
“Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.”
Corrie ten Boom

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