Our faith can get complicated. That’s because we complicate things. And often it is because we are not willing to face the truth, accept it, and be honest with ourselves.
But this woman, Elisabeth Elliot, always made it simple to understand.
Without apology, she spoke the truth found in the scriptures. The truth really does have the power to set us free when we accept it.
One timeless phrase Elisabeth used in this stressful, busy world is, “do the next thing”. Our minds race some days, don’t they? Yet those 4 words had the power to settle me.
After my oldest son died, her books gave me comfort. That’s because she never ran from this truth: there is suffering in our lives. Face it. And then know that God will help us through.
Elisabeth died on Sunday, June 14th.