The Legacy of Corrie ten Boom

Corrie ten Boom was one of the godliest, soul-rich individuals. Her deep wisdom came from the cost of journeying through great pain in this life, yet many of us have gleaned amazing nuggets of truth from her experiences.

Evidence still that God uses all we walk through in this world for greater purposes and good, more than we could possibly imagine. Corrie was one of the special individuals who share the same date for both birth and death. According to Jewish custom, celebrating the same day for both birth and death is the unique sign of a very special individual. I think you would agree with this after reading from a pool of Corrie’s own very words.

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

Let God’s promises shine on your problems.

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

Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.

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

Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.

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

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.

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.

You can never learn that Christ is all you need, until Christ is all you have.

Love is larger than the walls which shut it in.

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

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

The first step on the way to victory is to recognize the enemy.

Happiness isn’t something that depends on our surroundings…it’s something we make inside ourselves.

Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?

Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep to it.

Now do you think Corrie was really a special individual?

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