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


others.



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 


momentary discomfort.



“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 


perseverance. 



Let perseverance finish its work 


so that you may be mature and complete, 


not lacking anything.”


James 1:2-4



If nothing else, our scars have the potential 


of making us wiser and better people.

So, without counting the many trials which are behind 

us, let us embrace our scars and allow God to use them 

in the lives of others.

May we look forward to the beautiful days which lie 

ahead, and count them all joy.

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 


experience in. 

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 


greatness. 



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. 

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