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:
“Leave it all in the Hands that were wounded for you.”
“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.”
“The secret is Christ in me, not me in a different set of circumstances.”
“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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