The Power of Forgiveness

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The Power of Forgiveness

Corrie Ten Boom was a victim of the Holocaust along with her family and friends of that time. During that time, she was faced with many serious difficulties. She hid the Jews in her own home in order to keep them safe(Corrie Ten Boom Impacts New Generation).Ten Boom had to watch many of her closest friends and family die over the years of the Holocaust, later having to face the people responsible for their death! While facing these people responsible for her loved ones death, Ten Boom had to make a decision. She could either hate the people for the rest of her life, or she could forgive them. Given that Corrie Ten Boom was a very religious person, she decided to forgive those who had hurt her. Corrie Ten Boom overcame the obstacle of forgiveness by putting her trust in God, realizing that nobody is perfect, and forgiving those who had hurt her during the war.

Ten Boom’s life was very hard, but instead of worrying about every detail, she put her trust in God. Whenever she was unsure of something she would ask God to help her, and He always answered. She was very distressed throughout the time of the Holocaust, yet whenever she prayed she was at ease. One of Ten Boom’s famous quotes was, “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.” Corrie Ten Boom demonstrates this quote all throughout her book The Hiding Place as she struggles through the difficult time. Ten Boom had an undying love and trust for her God, which was one of the main assets to her amazing ability to forgive those who had hurt her. Corrie Ten Boom believed that she would not have forg...

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...he obstacle of forgiveness by putting her trust in her God, realizing that nobody is perfect, and forgiving those who had hurt her during the war.

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