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  • Some knowledge is too heavy...you cannot bear it...your Father will carry it until you are able.
    (Corrie Ten Boom, "The Hiding Place")

  • All through the short afternoon they kept coming, the people who counted themselves Father's friends. Young and old, poor and rich, scholarly gentlemen and illiterate servant girls-only to Father did it seem that they were all alike. That was Father's secret: not that he overlooked the differences in people; that he didn't know they were there.
    (Corrie Ten Boom, "The Hiding Place")

  • Surely there is no more wretched sight that the human body unloved and uncared for.
    (Corrie Ten Boom, "The Hiding Place")

  • And for all these people alike, the key to healing turned out to be the same. Each had a hurt he had to forgive.
    (Corrie Ten Boom, "The Hiding Place")

  • 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.
    (Corrie Ten Boom, "The Hiding Place")


  • And our wise Father in heaven knows when we're going to need things too. Don't run out ahead of Him.
    (Corrie Ten Boom, "The Hiding Place")

  • Today I know that such memories are the key not to the past, but to the future. I know that the experiences of our lives, when we let God use them, become the mysterious and perfect preparation for the work He will give us to do.
    (Corrie Ten Boom, "The Hiding Place")

  • And so I learned that love is larger than the walls that shut it in
    (Corrie Ten Boom, "The Hiding Place")

  • Whenever we cannot love in the old, human way . . . God can give us the perfect way.
    (Corrie Ten Boom, "The Hiding Place")

  • Dear Jesus...how foolish of me to have called for human help when You are here.
    (Corrie Ten Boom, "The Hiding Place")

  • 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.
    (Corrie Ten Boom, "The Hiding Place")

  • God's viewpoint is sometimes different from ours - so different that we could not even guess at it unless He had given us a Book which tells us such things....In the Bible I learn that God values us not for our strenght or our brains but simply because He has made us.
    (Corrie Ten Boom, "The Hiding Place")

  • How often it is a small, almost unconscious event that makes a turning point.
    (Corrie Ten Boom, "The Hiding Place")

  • 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, you know - to tell us that this too is in His hands.
    (Corrie Ten Boom, "The Hiding Place")

  • If the Gospels were truly the pattern of God's activity, then defeat was only the beginning.
    (Corrie Ten Boom, "The Hiding Place")


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