The Best Elisabeth Elliot quotes

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Audience, have you ever been faced with a seemingly insurmountable obstacle? Maybe you were moving towards a goal, but suddenly something or someone got in your way. In the face of such challenge, what did you do? For Elizabeth Elliot, author and wife of famed missionary Jim Elliot, an impossible situation became the catalyst for one of the most incredible faith journeys of our time. Join me as we explore the life of this remarkable woman and her enduring legacy.

We are glad to present you the best Love, Faith, Order, Life, Believing, Heart, Givingn, Learning quotes from Elisabeth Elliot, and much more.


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About Elisabeth Elliot

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December 21, 1926

death of the author

June 15, 2015

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Missionary Author Public Speaker

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Biography Christian Living


There is no need for faith where there is no consciousness of an element of risk. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

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

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

If it were not for uncertainties, we would have no need to walk by faith. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

there is no need for faith where there is no consciousness of an element of risk Elisabeth Elliot quote

Faith has to be exercised in the midst of ordinary, downโ€“toโ€“earth living. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot


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Faith receives, day by day, what a loving Heavenly Father apportions. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

Faith’s most severe tests come not when we see nothing, but when we see a stunning array of evidence that seems to prove our faith vain. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

True faith goes into operation when there are no answers. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

There is something that pretends to be christianity which is mostly mood. The measure of its faith is merely the measure of its feeling. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

don t dig up in doubt what you planted in faith Elisabeth Elliot quote


It is impossible to love deeply without sacrifice. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

It is when we come to the Lord in our nothingness, our powerlessness and our helplessness that He then enables us to love in a way which, without Him, would be absolutely impossible. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

You are loved with an everlasting love. And underneath are the everlasting arms. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

When obedience to God contradicts what I think will give me pleasure, let me ask myself if I love Him. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

Cruelty and wrong are not the greatest forces in the world. There is nothing eternal in them. Only love is eternal. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

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A spirit of restlessness and resistance can never wait, but one who believes he is loved with an everlasting love, and knows that underneath are the everlasting arms, will find strength and peace. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

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. โ€” 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. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

One does not surrender a life in an instant. That which is lifelong can only be surrendered in a lifetime. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

If you have lost your life, remember that He promises that you will find it. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

if you have lost your life remember that he promises that you will find it Elisabeth Elliot quote

Failure means nothing now, only that it taught me life. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

If my life is surrendered to God, all is well. Let me not grab it back, as though it were in peril in His hand but would be safer in mine! โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

The way we live ought to manifest the truth of what we believe. A messy life speaks of a messy and incoherent faith. โ€” 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. โ€” 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. โ€” 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. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

For one who has made thanksgiving the habit of his life, the morning prayer will be, ‘Lord, what will you give me today to offer back to you?’ โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

I have one desire nowโ€“to live a life of reckless abandon for the Lord, putting all my energy and strength into it. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

In whatever God does in the course of our lives, he gives us, through the experience, some power to help others. โ€” 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 Godโ€ฆor you capitulate to the principle which governs the rest of the world. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

Remind me that not everything needs to be said, and that there are very few things that need to be said by me. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot


The heart set to do the Father’s will, need never fear defeat. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

A prayerful heart and an obedient heart will learn, very slowly and not without sorrow, to stake everything on God Himself. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

God is God. I dethrone Him in my heart if I demand that he act in ways that satisfy my idea of justice. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

If your goal is purity of heart, be prepared to be thought very odd. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

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

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A broken heart is a reminder of our only source of power. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

A quiet heart is content with what God gives. It is enough. All is grace. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

Waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question, lifting the heart to God about it whenever it intrudes upon one’s thoughts. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot


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

everything if given to god can become your gateway to joy Elisabeth Elliot quote

It is in our acceptance of what is given that God gives Himself. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

It is always possible to be thankful for what is given rather than to complain about what is not given. One or the other becomes a habit of life. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

Where reasons are given, we don’t need faith. Where only darkness surrounds us, we have no means for seeing except by faith. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

The one who loves knows better than anyone else how to conduct himself, how to serve the one he loves. Love prescribes an answer in a given situation as no mere rule can do. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

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. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

The only basis of peace is the cessation of the conflict of two wills: my will vs God’s. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot


If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things. It is we, of course, to whom things look ‘little’ or ‘big’. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

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? โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

The man whose eye is single for the glory of Another can be trusted. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

What I ought to do and what I feel like doing are seldom the same thing. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

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Worry is the antithesis of trust. You simply cannot do both. They are mutually exclusive. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot


You will never understand why God does what He does, but if you believe Him, that is all that is necessary. Let us learn to trust Him for who He is. โ€” 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. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

The world is full of noise. Might we not set ourselves to learn silence, stillness solitude? โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

Things which sound like platitudes become vital, living and powerful when you have to learn them in the bottom of the barrel, in dark tunnels. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

i seek the lessons god wants to teach me and that means that i ask why Elisabeth Elliot quote

I seek the lessons God wants to teach me, and that means that I ask why. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot


In order to learn what it means to be a woman we must start with the One who made her. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

I believe a woman, in order to be a good wife, must be (among other things) both sensual and maternal. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

The question is simply,’Who is your master?’Once that’s settled, you ask whether any word have been spoken. If it has, you have your orders. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

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. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot

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Our Heavenly Healer often has to hurt us in order to heal us. We sometimes fail to recognize His mighty love in this, yet we are firmly held always in the Everlasting Arms. โ€” Elisabeth Elliot


Elisabeth Elliotโ€™s words of wisdom remind us that the Christian life is one of enduring faith in the midst of trials. She also reminds us that we are not alone in our struggles, and that God is always with us. If you are feeling discouraged, take a moment to read some of these inspiring quotes from Elisabeth Elliot. And if you need more encouragement, be sure to check out our upcoming courses โ€“ where we will dive into topics like how to find your calling and how to overcome discouragement. We hope they will help equip you to live boldly for Christ no matter what challenges come your way.

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