20 Inspiring Quotes from Elisabeth Elliot Debbie McDaniel 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.