Best Elisabeth Elliot Quotes

Renee Ann Smith —  June 17, 2015 — 9 Comments

This week the world said good-bye to one of the most influential Christian women of the 20th century, Elisabeth Elliot. Her life and writings greatly shaped my faith journey.

Here are some of my favorite Elisabeth Elliot quotes:

Elisabeth Elliot quotes

“Leave it all in the Hands that were wounded for you.”

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“The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian makes me a different kind of woman.”

“Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.”

“I realized that the deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by His letting us have our way in the end, but by His making us wait, bearing with us in love and patience until we are able to honestly to pray what He taught His disciples to pray: Thy will be done.”

“God never denies us our hearts desire except to give us something better.”

“Restlessness and impatience change nothing except our peace and joy.”

“There is nothing worth living for, unless it is worth dying for.”

“One reason we are so harried and hurried is that we make yesterday and tomorrow our business, when all that legitimately concerns us is today.”

“One does not surrender a life in an instant. That which is lifelong can only be surrendered in a lifetime.”

Elisabeth Elliot quotes

“The secret is Christ in me, not me in a different set of circumstances.”

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“Obedience to God is always possible. It is a deadly error to fall into the notion that when feelings are extremely strong we can do nothing but act on them.”

“If my life is surrendered to God, all is well. Let me not grab it back, as though it were in peril in His hand but would be safer in mine!”

“Failure means nothing now, only that it taught me life.”

“Don’t dig up in doubt what you planted in faith.”

“It is God to whom and with whom we travel, and while He is the end of our journey, He is also at every stopping place.”

“We are women, and my plea is let me be a woman, holy through and through, asking for nothing but what God wants to give me, receiving with both hands and with all my heart whatever that is.”

May her wise words encourage you on your own journey. Thanks for  by stopping by today! Blessings, friends!

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

9 responses to Best Elisabeth Elliot Quotes

  1. Beautiful quotes from a beautiful woman. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Wow, these are all such great quotes. I love these two: “Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.” and “Don’t dig up in doubt what you planted in faith.”

    What an encourager she was. I look forward to reading more of her books and gleaning from her wisdom.

  3. Wow, the quotes are so awesome along with beautiful graphics. I did some reading on this wonderful woman and a true Christian. I loved this one; hugs!

  4. Good stuff. Thanks for linking up at #ThreeWordWednesday.

  5. Thank you for these beautiful quotes. May we too find rest in The One we surrender our lives to.

  6. With all the quotes that are readily available online, it’s hard to find one that’s really impacting. But these are really really great ones.

    Thanks for sharing them.

  7. Thank you for sharing this. She is and was very special, serving the Lord in a strong way. And now she’s in heaven to see the Lord and family and friends from around the world. I hope to see her there when I am. 😉

  8. I have been an inspirational speaker for years and Elisabeth Elliot has always been my mentor. Oh….she never knew that but she was my powerful example to follow. My heart was touched by the story of Jim’s death long before I was a Christian myself and I always remained in awe of Elisabeth’s reaction to her life tragedy! She certainly left an unparalleled legacy for Christ in this world! jean

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