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20 Inspiring Quotes from Elisabeth Elliot

  • Debbie McDaniel Contributing Writer
  • 2016 17 Aug
20 Inspiring Quotes from Elisabeth Elliot
Brave. Inspiring. Loving. Strong. Wise. Determined. Faith-filled. Authentic. These are words that only begin to describe much-loved missionary and author Elisabeth Elliot.
  • 1. Worth

    There is nothing worth living for, unless it is worth dying for.” -Elisabeth Elliot

  • 2. Wounded

    Leave it all in the Hands that were wounded for you.” -Elisabeth Elliot

  • 3. Will

    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

  • 4. Fulfillment

    By trying to grab fulfillment everywhere, we find it nowhere.” -Elisabeth Elliot

  • 5. Doubt

    Don’t dig up in doubt what you planted in faith.” -Elisabeth Elliot

  • 6. God's Story

    Of one thing I am perfectly sure: God’s story never ends with ‘ashes.’” -Elisabeth Elliot

  • 7. Needs

    God has promised to supply all our needs. What we don’t have now, we don’t need now.” -Elisabeth Elliot

  • 8. Journey

    It is God to whom and with whom we travel, and while he is the end of our journey, he is also at every stopping place.” -Elisabeth Elliot

  • 9. Failure

     “Failure means nothing now, only that it taught me life.” -Elisabeth Elliot

  • 10. Desire

    God never denies us our hearts desire except to give us something better.” -Elisabeth Elliot

  • 11. Fear

    Fear arises when we imagine that everything depends on us.” -Elisabeth Elliot

  • 12. Hearts and Bodies

    We cannot give our hearts to God and keep our bodies to ourselves.” -Elisabeth Elliot

  • 13. Christian

    The fact that I’m a woman doesn’t make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I’m a Christian does make me a different kind of woman.” -Elisabeth Elliot

  • 14. Maturity

    If all struggles and sufferings were eliminated, the spirit would no more reach maturity than would the child.” -Elisabeth Elliot

  • 15. Next

    When you don’t know what to do next, just do the thing in front of you.” -Elisabeth Elliot

  • 16. Prayer

    Things happen which would not happen without prayer. Let us not forget that.” -Elisabeth Elliot

  • 17. Joy

    Everything if given to God can become your gateway to joy.” -Elisabeth Elliot

  • 18. Little Things

    If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things.” -Elisabeth Elliot

  • 19. Life

    We are not meant to die merely in order to be dead. God could not want that for the creatures to whom he has given the breath of life. We die in order to live.” -Elisabeth Elliot

  • 20. Faith

     “Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.” -Elisabeth Elliot

    *This slideshow was adapted from the article, 40 Inspiring Quotes from Elisabeth Elliot, written by Debbie McDaniel. 

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