Corrie ten Boom Quotes: 24 Favorites

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When I was teaching in the classroom (or home school) one of my student’s favorite books was The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom. This is the true story of how she and her family helped Jews escape the Nazis during World War II. They actually hid the Jews in their home! She and her family were taken to Hitler’s concentration camps when their plan was discovered. Her family died in the camps, but she survived and was miraculously released which enabled her to tell her story. She has said some wonderful things and in this article I share with you my 24 favorite Corrie ten Boom quotes.

“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.”


“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.”

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

“When we are powerless to do a thing, it is a great joy that we can come and step inside the ability of Jesus”

“Faith is like radar that sees through the fog — the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.”


“Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.”

“And for all these people alike, the key to healing turned out to be the same. Each had a hurt he had to forgive.”

“Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.”

“God never measures the mind… He always put His tape measure in the HEART”


“Do you know what hurts so very much? It’s love. Love is the strongest force in the world, and when it is blocked that means pain. There are two things we can do when this happens. We can kill that love so that it stops hurting. But then of course part of us dies, too. Or we can ask God to open up another route for that love to travel.”

“Your love in me is stronger than the hatred.”

“Your love in me is stronger than the hatred.”

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

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

“Your love in me is stronger than the hatred.”

“It is not on our forgiveness any more than on our goodness that the world’s healing hinges, but His. When He tells us to love our enemies, He gives, along with the command, the love itself.”

“Whenever we cannot love in the old, human way . . . God can give us the perfect way.”


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

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

“It is not my ability, but my response to God’s ability, that counts.”

“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.”

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

“When I try, I fail. When I trust, He succeeds.”

“And our wise Father in heaven knows when we’re going to need things too. Don’t run out ahead of Him.”

“We never know how God will answer our prayers, but we can expect that He will get us involved in His plan for the answer. If we are true intercessors, we must be ready to take part in God’s work on behalf of the people for whom we pray.”

“He uses our problems for His miracles. This was my first lesson in learning to trust Him completely…”

Corrie ten Boom and her family loved without limitation. They risked their lives to save complete and utter strangers. How could they do this? By their complete faith and trust in our Heavenly Father, their love for mankind and a heart of forgiveness toward the evil and despicable acts of sinful men. Corrie ten Boom is an example of faith in action. Do you have a favorite quote of hers that you would like to share in the comments below?

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