From my notebook: Corrie Ten Boom quotes

Renee Ann Smith —  February 28, 2013 — 17 Comments

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” 

“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” (Click to Tweet)

“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.”

“Hold everything in your hands lightly. Otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open.”

“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.” (Click to Tweet)

“When you are covered by His wings, it can get pretty dark.”

“God never measures the mind. He always puts His tape measure in the heart.”

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

“There is no panic in Heaven! God has no problems, only plans.”

“Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.” (Click to Tweet)

“Don’t bother to give God instructions; just report for duty.”

“What wings are to a bird, and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul.” (Click to Tweet)

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“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.” (Click to Tweet)

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

“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?” (Click to Tweet)

“Love is larger than the walls which shut it in.”

 “Child, you have to learn to see things in the right proportions. Learn to see great things great and small things small.”

“Happiness isn’t something that depends on our surroundings. It’s something we make inside ourselves.” 

“There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not deeper still.”

“In darkness God’s truth shines most clear.”

“Dear Jesus, how foolish of me to have called for human help when You are here.”

“When I try, I fail. When I trust, He succeeds.” (Click to Tweet)

“Faith is like radar that sees through the fog the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.” (Click to Tweet)

“There are no ‘ifs’ in God’s Kingdom. His timing is perfect. His will is our hiding place. Lord Jesus, keep me in Your will! Don’t let me go mad by poking about outside it.”

Corrie Ten Boom was an amazing lady. You can read more about her here. What’s you favorite Corrie quote?

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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!

17 responses to From my notebook: Corrie Ten Boom quotes

  1. I love the story of Corrie Ten Boom. My favorite quote is: “There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not deeper still.”

    I linked up after you over at “Raising Mighty Arrows” and was pleasantly surprised to find you just before me!! Thanks for linking with WholeHearted Home…I know you did 🙂

  2. Wow! Talk about a sermon in a post! All things that speak to my heart, which tends to worry. Thank you! I think I’ll retread this a couple times today!

  3. Oh, I love all these quotes! Especially this one: “When I try, I fail. When I trust, He succeeds.” I’m going to try and retweet this. 🙂

  4. Praise God. Special thanks to my sister in Christ Kim Cunningham, who sent this post via email. I am dealing with a situation that requires extraordinary faith. These reminders from Corrie speak to my heart. Thank you Renee. I’m sure that you must be such a blessing to your students. You have such an important calling. Blessings.

  5. I have always loved Corrie ten Boom! You have all my favorites up there. I’ve read her books and have had the movie, The Hiding Place, since I was a young girl. You have a few quotes there I have not heard. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Thank you for the wonderful quotes, Renee!

  7. I loved this one. The quotes are awesome. I did tweet some of them.
    Blessings for the uplift today!

  8. Thanks for posting these. I really needed these reminders today, especially the first two. I greatly admire Corrie.

  9. What a wonderful collection – I especially love: “Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?”

  10. Thanks for sharing these awesome quotes with us today!

  11. Corrie is one of the first Christian writers I found after becoming a Christian at age 28. She never fails to encourage and inspire me in my walk with the Lord. Thanks for sharing the quotes.


  12. Thank-you for sharing these quotes. My favorite is the one you have framed in color: “What wings are to a bird and sails to a ship, so prayer is to the soul.”

    Have a blessed Sunday!

  13. Like these quotes – thanks!

  14. so love Corrie [& her quotes!] thanks for sharing so many 🙂

  15. Can you give me the citation source information for this quote? “Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open.”
    ― Corrie ten Boom

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