Scar Tissue

“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24
 
A physical scars are adhesions on tissue in the body that form after trauma and can affect skin, muscles, ligaments and tendons. As part of the body’s repair process, new protein (collagen) fibers replace the injured tissue and a scar is formed
 
I have been a Christian for a very long time and have been in the ministry for over 20 years. I must admit that I, like most of you have experiences hurt in my life. Hurt from family, friends, co-workers and yes enemies. I believe like a physical scar, emotional hurt causes us to have scars.
 
So why would God allow us to have emotional scars?
 
You see I think there is beauty in our scars once they are healed. Right now I have a large scar on my leg where cancer was removed. It still looks horrible with red ugly lines where the stitches were and a long ugly cut where the incision was made to remove the cancer. It is summer and time to wear shorts. Some days I am self conscience of my scar and I choose an outfit that will cover my scar. Most days I choose to see my scar as a battle wound of a war I won and I choose to let my scar shine.
2. A scar will be a reminder to you not to repeat the same act that caused the hurt. For some of us it may take us getting hurt more than once before we get it.
 
3. Our hurts draw us closer to the Lord. When we are hurt as Christians our healing comes from the Lord. When we are hurt, God is hurting for us. He wants us to come to Him to ask for His help. He wants to help our hurt heal.
 
4. Your scars are proof of God’s healing power. Once God has healed you through your hurt, it becomes a testimony to others. Our story will be that God never gave up on us. And that we have been healed from our hurt.
 
You see I think there is beauty in our scars once they are healed. Right now I have a large scar on my leg where cancer was removed. It still looks horrible with red ugly lines where the stitches were and a long ugly cut where the incision was made to remove the cancer. It is summer and time to wear shorts. Some days I am self conscience of my scar and I choose an outfit that will cover my scar. Most days I choose to see my scar as a battle wound of a war I won and I choose to let my scar shine.
 
God has a purpose for your scars— a powerful purpose. Maybe today you just need to stop and ask God what that powerful purpose of your scars are for and then fulfill your purpose.

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