Saturday, January 3, 2015

Thoughts for the Day - Strength in times of Adversity

Corrie ten Boom was an amazing lady that used her faith and personal strength to rise up against adversity.  During WW2 she and her family risked their own lives to protect persecuted Jews in Holland.  She believed she was called to provide a "Hiding Place" where the Nazis couldn't find these poor people.  Her efforts resulted in saving many before they were caught, and sent off to the camps. 

She continued to protect others during her hardship, and eventually was released at the end of the war.  Her faith propelled her to courage and action in the face of adversity. Here's some of her thoughts concerning her approach to life challenges.

"Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?"

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength."

"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."

"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."

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

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