A Year of Creating Dangerously, Day 232: Sunday God Quotes – Corrie ten Boom

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

Corrie ten Boom (1892-1983 ), author of The Hiding Place, provides today’s God quotes. She and her family were imprisoned by the Nazis in a concentration camp. Their crime? Hiding and aiding Jews in wartime Holland. Corrie survived three months of solitary confinement and the horrors of the death camp but lost her sister in the process. She was released due to a clerical error. A week after her release, all the women in her age group were sent to the gas chambers. She returned to Holland during the “hunger winter” and worked to give shelter to those with intellectual disabilities who feared for their lives under the Nazi regime.

Her story is harrowing yet she emerged as someone who always spoke of faith, grace and forgiveness. She is a true hero and a wonderful example of love conquering fear and hate.

“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.”
“Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.”
“The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation.”
“Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.”
“Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.”
“Let God’s promises shine on your problems.”
“Faith is like radar that sees through the fog.”
“It is not my ability, but my response to God’s ability, that counts.”

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