Favorite Corrie Ten Boom quotes

If you are not familiar with Corrie Ten Boom, she was a Dutch Christian interned in a Nazi concentration camp, where her family died but she survived. She then  traveled around the world telling others of God’s grace and forgiveness in the darkest of times.  She died in the 80’s and is best known for the book and movie “The Hiding Place,” and her book “Tramp For the Lord.”

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

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

“This is what the past is for!  Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is His perfect preparation for the future that only He can see.”

“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.”


“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.”

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

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

“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 to tell us that this too is in His hands.”

“Perhaps only when human effort had done its best and failed, would God’s power alone be free to work.”


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

About Martha

I am an avid student of the Bible, having studied it diligently for over 40 years. More than that, I love Jesus and want to know Him and to show Him in my life. I am currently in the education field as an Elementary Principal, having degrees in School Counseling and Administration. I have a post graduate degree in Child and Adolescent Mental Health from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. I have also gone to Bible school at the Columbia Graduate School of Bible and Missions (now Columbia Biblical Seminary) in Columbia, South Carolina and spent summers in youth ministry as well as five years as a youth director in a Baptist General Conference church. View all posts by Martha

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