“But he was wounded for our transgression, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed” Isaiah 53:5
Have you ever had an accident where it left a scar? Depending on the damage or severity of the accident would determine the type of scar it would leave or the length of time it would take for the scar to heal. If the damage is not attended to or handled properly it will cause a lasting scar with internal damage.
Scars remind me that I have been hurt but God reminds me that he can still heal
Scars can spiritually be a representation of things that have happened in our past by trauma experiences. They can also be a representation of emotional scars that have not been dealt with.
Scars can sometimes be visible, while others are hidden. Some scars are big, and some are small. Even over a period some scars unresolved can still hurt and take longer to heal. If left unchecked they can leave a lasting memory that we wish to forget. Instead of healing from them we bury them and deeply embed them within our soul.
No matter the depth or height of our scars, there is no scar that God can not heal. He has the power to heal us as if we have never been hurt. We must be willing to do the work it takes to be made whole. When we allow God to completely heal our scars instead of coming from a place of hurt and pain, we can come from a place of healing, freedom, and peace.
My scars are a testament of what God can do. Through my experiences in life it was through my continued faith in God that brought me through. Also, my continuing in pursuit to want to be mad whole and doing what is necessary to be set free. That meant I have had to deal with the man in the mirror and some ugly truths about myself.
“If the Son shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” John 8:36
This journey is an ongoing process to the freedom that God has truly called us to live. I am determined to continue in becoming a greater version of my last self. My prayer is that you will be encouraged through the testimony of my scars.