I didn't know much about her then, and much later, I read "The Hiding Place" the story of this Godly amazing woman who lived through so much during the war. Not only did she stand firm in her faith, but because of her faith, she soared above the circumstances of Hitler, war, concentration camp, etc., so when I read about her life, her words had such a strong impact, and I really listened.
When someone is in the midst of darkness, pain, and unimaginable horror all around them, and yet remains strong in their faith... you listen when they speak!
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength."
"Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open."
"Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart."
"Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden."
"There is no panic in Heaven! God has no problems, only plans."
"It is not my ability, but my response to God’s ability, that counts."
“Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear."
"Don't bother to give God instructions; just report for duty."
"If you look at the world, you'll be distressed. If you look within, you'll be depressed. If you look at God you'll be at rest."
".....joy runs deeper than despair."
"There are no 'if's' in God's world. And no places that are safer than other places. The center of His will is our only safety - let us pray that we may always know it!"
"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God"...
Corrie Ten Boom knew God, and she knew He was enough... for every situation! What a glorious testimony of a lifetime of faith and a race that was run well.