Words of Hope for the One in Desperation
Corrie ten Boom and her family resisted the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands by hiding Jewish people in their home.
Unfortunately they were discovered and arrested.
Eventually Corrie and her sister Betsie were sent to the Ravensbruck concentration camp.
Ravensbruck was a work camp, where the prisoners were literally worked to death. 96,000 women died there.
It was a hell on earth.
Corrie wrote that in the midst of the suffering and despair, the only thing that kept her sane was the promises from the Bible. She learned that she had to focus completely on what she knew to be true about God in order not to become lost in the reality of her suffering. She sought the scriptures to help her remain anchored to Him. She found spiritual nourishment in the word of God when her physical body was starving.
It was in the midst of such suffering that Corrie ten Boom wrote these words:
If you are drowning in desperation, remember these precious words from our sister in Christ.
- When you are weak, he is strong. (2 Corinthians 12:10)
- He will never leave you or forsake you. (Hebrews 13:5)
- Nothing can separate you from his love. (Romans 8:38-39)