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    No marriage can survive without forgiveness. Marriage is a long term commitment between two sinners.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    Among the most joyful people I have known have been some who seem to have had no human reason for joy. The sweet fragrance of Christ has shown through their lives.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    tags: people  joy  live  human  christ 
     
    Faith is not an instinct. It certainly is not a feeling - feelings don't help much when you're in the lions' den or hanging on a wooden Cross. Faith is not inferred from the happy way things work. It is an act of will, a choice, based on the unbreakable Word of a God who cannot lie, and who showed us what love and obedience and sacrifice mean, in the person of Jesus Christ
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    The will of God is not something you add to your life. It's a course you choose. You either line yourself up with the Son of God"or you capitulate to the principle which governs the rest of the world.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    tags: world  god  son 
     
    You can never lose what you have offered to Christ.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    tags: christ 
     
    All our problems are theological ones, William Temple said. All of them have to do with our relationship to God and his to us, and this is precisely why it makes sense to come to God with them.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    A whole lot of what we call 'struggling' is simply delayed obedience.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    But the things that we feel most deeply we ought to learn to be silent about, at least until we have talked them over thoroughly with God.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    tags: god  learn 
     
    Either we are adrift in chaos or we are individuals, created, loved, upheld and placed purposefully, exactly where we are. Can you believe that? Can you trust God for that?
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    tags: trust  believe  chaos  god 
     
    Today is mine. Tomorrow is none of my business. If I peer anxiously into the fog of the future I will strain my spiritual eyes so that I will not see clearly what is required of me now!
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    What I ought to do and what I feel like doing are seldom the same thing.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    This hard place in which you perhaps find yourself is the very place in which God is giving you opportunity to look only to Him, to spend time in prayer, and to learn long-suffering, gentleness, meekness - in short, to learn the depths of the love that Christ Himself has poured out on all of us.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    Sometimes life is so hard you can only do the next thing.Whatever that is just do the next thing.God will meet you there.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    I'm convinced that there is nothing that can happen to me in this life that is not precisely designed by a sovereign Lord to give me the opportunity to learn to know Him.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    God never witholds from His child that which His love and wisdom call good. God's refusals are always merciful - "severe mercies" at times but mercies all the same. God never denies us our hearts desire except to give us something better.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    tags: children  desires  time  heart  mercy  child  god  wisdom 
     
    I am not a theologian or a scholar, but I am very aware of the fact that pain is necessary to all of us. In my own life, I think I can honestly say that out of the deepest pain has come the strongest conviction of the presence of God and the love of God.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    tags: pain  facts  god 
     
    The willingness to be and to have just what God wants us to be and have, nothing more, nothing less, and nothing else, would set our hearts at rest, and we would discover the simpler life, the greater peace.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    tags: peace  heart  god 
     
    The will of God is never exactly what you expect it to be. It may seem to be much worse, but in the end it's going to be a lot better and a lot bigger.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    tags: god 
     
    The deepest lessons come out of the deepest waters and the hottest fires.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    tags: lessons  fire  water 
     
    God will not protect you from anything that will make you more like Jesus.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    tags: god  jesus 
     
    If God, like a father, denies us what we want now it is in order to give us some far better thing later on. The will of God, we can rest assured, is invariably a better thing.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    tags: god  father 
     
    God will never disappoint us" If deep in our hearts we suspect that God does not love us and cannot manage our affairs as well as we can, we certainly will not submit to His discipline. "To the unbeliever the fact of suffering only convinces him that God is not to be trusted, does not love us. To the believer, the opposite is true.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    To love God is to love His will. It is to wait quietly for life to be measured by One who knows us through and through. It is to be content with His timing and His wise appointment.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    tags: timing  god  wise 
     
    Until the will and the affections are brought under the authority of Christ, we have not begun to understand, let alone to accept, His lordship.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    tags: alone  authority  christ 
     
    Worship is not an experience. Worship is an act, and this takes discipline. We are to worship ''in spirit and in truth.'' Never mind about the feelings. We are to worship in spite of them.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    Leave it all in the Hands that were wounded for you
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    The life of faith is lived one day at a time, and it has to be lived - not always looked forward to as though the "real" living were around the next corner. It is today for which we are responsible. God still owns tomorrow.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    tags: time  living  god  faith  tomorrow 
     
    No one whose first concern is feeling good can be a disciple. We are called to carry a cross and to glorify God.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    tags: god  disciple 
     
    Fear arises when we imagine that everything depends on us.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    tags: fear  imagine 
     
    Cruelty and wrong are not the greatest forces in the world. There is nothing eternal in them. Only love is eternal.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    tags: world  wrong  cruelty 
     
    A little quiet reflection will remind me that yes to God always leads in the end to joy.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    tags: joy  reflection  god 
     
    Does it make sense to pray for guidance about the future if we are not obeying in the thing that lies before us today? How many momentous events in Scripture depended on one person's seemingly small act of obedience! Rest assured: Do what God tells you to do now, and, depend upon it, you will be shown what to do next.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    tags: future  lies  god  pray 
     
    Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    tags: questions  faith 
     
    The secret is Christ in me, not me in a different set of circumstances.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    tags: secret  christ 
     
    Prayer lays hold of God's plan and becomes the link between His will and its accomplishment on earth. Amazing things happen, and we are given the privilege of being the channels of the Holy Spirit's prayer.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    tags: earth  god  prayer  holy  spirit 
     
    The difficulty is to keep a tight reign on our emotions. They may remain, but it is not they who are to rule the action. They have no authority. A life lived in God is not lived on the plane of the feelings, but of the will. In Scripture the heart is the will - the man himself, the spring of all action, the ruling power bestowed on him by his Creator, capable of choosing and acting.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    tags: men  heart  power  action  emotion  rules  authority  god 
     
    By trying to grab fulfillment everywhere, we find it nowhere.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    It would seem that unless we see through and beyond the physical, we shall not even see the physical as we ought to see it: as the very vehicle for the glory of God
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    tags: god 
     
    The heart which has no agenda but God's is the heart at leisure from itself. Its emptiness is filled with the Love of God. Its solitude can be turned into prayer.
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    tags: heart  solitude  god  prayer  leisure 
     
    Accept your loneliness. It is one stage, and only one stage, on a journey that brings you to God. It will not always last. Offer up your loneliness to God, as the little boy offered to Jesus his five loaves and two fishes. God can transform it for the good of others. Above all, do something for somebody else!
    — Elisabeth Elliot
    tags: journey  boys  god  jesus  loneliness 
     
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    elisabeth elliot
    Birth    : December 21, 1926
    Death  : June 15, 2015
    Occupation  : Author