I heard a sermon yesterday that talked about faith and there was a quote from Corrine ten Boom that really spoke to my heart. So for my devotional today, I feel led to give you some well-know quotes from this woman of deep and abiding faith along with scripture. It is my hope that this will help and encourage you in your own walk of faith with God.
Corrie ten Boom and her family helped Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II and, by all accounts, saved nearly 800 lives. During World War II, she and her family harbored hundreds of Jews to protect them from arrest by Nazi authorities. Betrayed by a fellow Dutch citizen, the entire family was imprisoned. Corrie survived and started a worldwide ministry and later told her story in a book entitled The Hiding Place.¹
“Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.” (Corrie Ten Boom)
Hebrews 11:1: Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
“Worry is like a rocking chair: it keeps you moving but doesn’t get you anywhere.” (CTB)
Matthew 6:34: Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” (CTB)
Matthew 6:25-27: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” (CTB)
Hebrews 11:6: And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
“There is no panic in Heaven! God has no problems, only plans.” (CTB)
Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
“Trying to do the Lord’s work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you.” (CTB)
Matthew 28:19: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Philippians 4:7: And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
John 14:27: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
“Let God’s promises shine on your problems.” (CTB)
Deuteronomy 31:6: Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
“When I try, I fail. When I trust, he succeeds.” (CTB)
Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.