Managing Monday with Corrie ten Boom

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

Corrie ten Boom (1892-1983) is remembered for her imprisonment in the Ravensbruck concentration camp for the assistance she and her family provided to help Jewish people escape from the Nazi Holocaust. Her story is told in The Hiding Place – a book which continues to encourage and inspire many. Two of her key themes were the futility of worry and fear, the importance of forgiveness, and the power of prayer. Her personal experience adds enormous credibility to her comments. Today we look at a few of the things she said about worry and fear.

  • Worry is a cycle of inefficient thought whirling around a center of fear. Corrie ten Boom
  • Worry is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength – carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength. Corrie ten Boom
  • Fear doesn’t change the hurt of yesterday and doesn’t solve the problems of tomorrow. All fear does is paralyze you today. Corrie ten Boom
  • Worry is like a rocking chair; it keeps you busy but gets you nowhere. Corrie ten Boom
  • Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. Corrie ten Boom

As always, nice chatting…

One Comment

  1. These are amazing. Especially in view of her life story. Wisdom put so succinctly.

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