Thursday, July 16, 2015

"There are no ifs in God's world and no places safer than other places. The centre of His will is our only safety." Corrie Ten Boom. 

Corrie Ten Boom lived at a time when life was very unsafe....a time when the world had gone  crazy. Corrie and her family were arrested and taken to a concentration camp. All of them except Corrie died. Their crime? Protecting Jewish people.

I used to live in awful fear. I had horrible images of the worst things happening. But Corrie lived the worst. Her life experience and her words are an example for me to trust and not be afraid. 

There is safety in Him....doesn't matter the situation. Doesn't matter how hopeless or awful things are.

Two years ago I had the opportunity to visit the Ten Boom home where Corrie grew up and where she learned to trust God in the big things and in the small. 

There is definite safety in Him. Always. No matter what!

Happy Thursday, Guys. 


Daisy said...

When I hear about the kinds of things she and her family endured, I realize many of my "problems" aren't so big after all. Nice post, Nikki. Hope you have a nice day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I read Corrie's story years ago and I loved it. I have always admired her and the hardships she endured so bravely. Imagine all the heroes of faith we will actually get to meet someday! Of course nothing will compare with actually meeting our Lord face to face. Great post, Nikki, and have a wonderful weekend.


Sharon said...

Much needed encouragement today, Nikki! I'm sorta going through some things that have me a bit (a lot?!) trapped in awful fear. But, always turning toward our awesome God, for He alone is our very present help!


Crown of Beauty said...

Fear is indeed a prison. But so thankful for the lives of others who show a way out of that prison. It is actually a prison made of lies. Believing in the Truth, Jesus Christ, sets us free. What a legacy Corrie Ten Boom received from her parents, and she has passed that on to the world! And your life, dear friend, is also a legacy of freedom. I thank God for your life story that has been a blessing to so many, including me.

Lowcarb team member said...

Such an eye-opening and thoughtful post ... thank you.

All the best Jan

Launna said...

Nikki... I wonder if I will will ever trust fully... I read this about what Corrie dealt with (I have read her book) and I feel selfish... yet I still can't fully trust...