We are more than what
has happened to us.
We all have external and internal battle scars, and
although our wounds vary in depth... they’re all
important. Scars are reminders of going through
and overcoming tough times.
Most of us have dealt with outer scars that can
be physically seen, and some of us know all
about inner turbulence that has plagued us for
years and left scars that no one sees.
Visible or not, the scars are there. Embedded in
some of our scarring... we will have stories of
elation, deep hurts, discomfort, agony, despair,
disappointment, endurance, lessons learned,
blessings, and messages that can help us to
grow in grace and give means to healing
None of the scars on us or in us are in vain.
The scarring means that the healing process
is in progress, and those painful wounds are
turning into scars.
We are healing!!!
Our scars tell our story.
It is up to us what we allow the scars to stand for.
God has a way of using our first hand experiences
so that onlookers can come to realize the grace of
God on full display... through us.
There is a bigger picture to consider than our
“Jesus, the Author and perfecter of our faith,
Who for the joy set before Him...
endured … ”
Perhaps this was behind James’ exhortation to
“Consider it pure joy whenever
you face trials of many kind
because you know that the
testing of your faith produces
Let perseverance finish its work
so that you may be mature and complete,
not lacking anything.”
If nothing else, our scars have the potential
of making us wiser and better people.
Scars serve as a reminder of the lessons learned
and a lesson that can be shared. Every scar makes
us who we are.
Although we are more than our past, more than
what we have experienced, gone through, or done…
every moment has been used to shape us into a
new creation... they have become a symbol of
true strength and true faith.
Our past pain, we once carried was real, and now
that we have survived and grown beyond the pain…
our story can be used to comfort and give strength
to another soul who may be going through what you
have had firsthand knowledge, observation, and
By the grace of God, we have been saved and
made whole… our hands are clean in the eyes of
He Who sees our scars and our struggles as a
page in a best-seller He is cheerfully writing.
May we embrace the scars of our setbacks and
failures… wear them proudly… for they
represent the lessons, personal strength, and
equity we have gathered on our journey to
They are proof positive of our tenacity and
resolve to faithfully rise and stand tall in the
face of adversity. They are reminders of when
life tried to break us, but failed.
May we use our experience to bless those who are
traveling down the same road we once went down.