Insight from Corrie ten Boom (taken from quotes off the Facebook page baring her name)
There is no panic in Heaven! God has no problems, only plans.
Some knowledge is too heavy, you cannot bear it…your Father will carry it until you are able.
And our wise Father in heaven knows when we’re going to need things too. Don’t run out ahead of Him.
Love is larger than the walls which shut it in.
When I try, I fail. When I trust, He succeeds.
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.
Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?
Faith is like radar that sees through the fog- the reality of things at a distance the human eye cannot see.
I remember one occasion when I was very discouraged (in the concentration camp). Everything around us was dark, and there was darkness in my heart. I remember telling Betsie that I thought God had forgotten us. “No, Corrie” said Betsey, “He has not forgotten us. Remember His Word: ‘For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His steadfast love towards those who fear him.’ I would like to share that ‘There is an ocean of God’s love available – there is plenty for everyone. May God grant you never to doubt that victorious love – whatever the circumstances.’
Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable and receives that impossible.
Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear.
It hurts when God has to PRY things out of our hands. Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open.
In darkness God’s truth shines most clear.
You can never learn that Christ is all you need, until Christ is all you have.
Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.
I discovered that it is not our forgiveness any more than on our goodness that the world’s healing hinges, but on His. When He tells us to love our enemies, He gives along with the command, the love itself.
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.
Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength- carrying two loads at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.