I have scars, some you can see. Many, because, well, I wasn’t always too smart about choices and hurt myself. Some because I had surgeries, others because I managed to get hurt by others. Those are the scars you can see. Others, are internal scars, from things I have experience, war, being hurt emotional, dealing with the hurt I caused others. Thankfully, many can be healed by my Jesus. He takes my burdens, my pains, my sorrows. He heals my wounds. Sometimes, with no scar left, sometimes, Christ will leave a scar. I say this, I praise God for the scars. They are reminders. They remind me of previous errors, they remind me that He heals the wounds or uses others, as in surgeons, to heal me injuries and illnesses. The scars of evidence and testimony of what He has done for me. The internal scars, those I carry with me and when I give pause to think of them, He reminds me that yes, there are scars, but whatever pain and suffering caused the hurt, HE HEALED me. The scars are little reminders of the wounds Christ suffered for me. That he took those wounds so I could have healing, most importantly spiritual healing, and life eternal. PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME FOR SCARS!
He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. Psalms 147:3
The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear? Proverbs 18:14
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5
Yes, Jesus sustained many wounds for me. He accepted punishment, suffered and died in my place. What a GLORIOUS and loving God I serve. He heals my wounds, all of them, the physical, emotional and spiritual. He may leave scars as reminders, not that I remember the bad, but rather the great works He did for me.
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Lord, I praise your holy name Dear Jesus, I thank you for the wounds you took for me. For taking my sins and paying the price for me. I thank you for healing my physical and emotional wounds. I thank you for the scars that remind me that yes, you did heal me. You may not have removed the scars but left them as a reminder of your faithfulness to me, that as you are faithful to me, I must also be faithful to you. I pray that my loved ones seek you and receive their own healings. That they too see the scars not as marks of shame, but as proof of your goodness to them. That you draw them all ever closer to you. I thank you Jesus for my salvation, for I know that without you, there would be no spiritual healing or salvation. I thank you for helping me better understand you so I may eventually learn to have the heart and mind of Christ.
Praise you Jesus, thank you God.