Category Archives: Elisabeth Elliot’s Devotionals

A Devious Repentance By Elisabeth Elliot

Recently I committed a sin of what seemed to me unpardonable thoughtlessness. For days I wanted to kick myself around the block. What is the matter with me? I thought. How could I have acted so? “Fret not thyself because … Continue reading

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An Antidote for Pride By Elisabeth Elliot

The basis of all sin of whatever kind is pride. This was what inspired the disobedience of Adam and Eve, and it is always with us. One very common form it takes is the pride of privilege. When a man … Continue reading

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Difficulties are Proof Contexts By Elisabeth Elliot

Repeatedly I am asked variations of this question: Did the Lord comfort you or were you sometimes lonely or sad? It is not an either-or thing. If I had not been lonely and sad at times, how could I have … Continue reading

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Do You Want an Answer? By Elisabeth Elliot

This is the question we need to ask ourselves when we are seeking “solutions” to our problems. Often we want only an audience. We want the chance to air grievances, to present our excuses, to make an explanation for our … Continue reading

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Fear God and Fear Nothing Else By Elisabeth Elliot

The world is shaking with fear. “What will become of us? Where will it all end? What if Russia…? What if cancer…? What if expression…?” The love of God has wrapped us round from before the foundations of the world. … Continue reading

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First Be Quiet By Elisabeth Elliot

Our hectic lives involve many changes, and changes require decisions, and decisions must often be made in the midst of a multitude of confusions. We run here and there asking advice. Often we make decisions without sufficient deliberation because we … Continue reading

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Give Way to Truth By Elisabeth Elliot

Through a disagreement with my husband Lars yesterday I suddenly recognized an instrument used powerfully by the enemy to drive a wedge between two people who love each other (and there is nothing which fills the enemy with such glee … Continue reading

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God’s Messengers By Elisabeth Elliot

How can this person who so annoys or offends me be God’s messenger? Is God so unkind as to send that sort across my path? Insofar as his treatment of me requires more kindness than I can find in my … Continue reading

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Identity By Elisabeth Elliot

The search for recognition hinders faith. We cannot believe so long as we are concerned with the “image” we present to others. When we think in terms of “roles” for ourselves and others, instead of simply doing the task given … Continue reading

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Love of the World By Elisabeth Elliot

John tells us in his first letter that anyone who loves the world is a stranger to the Father’s love. We are not to set our hearts on the world or anything in it. These words have been interpreted in … Continue reading

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