I have a few scars from some surgeries I have had in the past. Both these surgeries were years ago, but the scars still remain. I remember those surgeries and how scared I was to go through them, especially one I had when I was just 15. Having those physical scars help me to remember that time in my life and to remember that although I was scared God helped me through both of those situations. I am glad to have those scars because it reminds me of God faithfulness and help.
Scars can be both physical and emotional. I have emotional scars of things that have happened in my life, miscarriages, my parents divorce and other things. Although I have healed from those emotional traumas the scars will always be there, just as they are physically. The wounds have healed, but the scars remain forever. I have healed from my parent’s divorce, that happened when I was a young child, but I will always carry that scar. I think scars are good, even emotional scars. I carry the scars from those hard times in my life and they remind me of what has happened. I think remembering what you have gone through is good on multiple levels. You can remind yourself that you have come through that hard time and made it out on the other side. Those scars remind me of what God has brought me through and the person He has made me as a result. I am proud of my scars, both physical and emotional. They remind me of who I am now and what God has done in my life. I am a work in progress and each hurt and pain has made me a better person than I was before.
God will not look you over for medals, degrees, or diplomas, but for scars. — Elbert Hubbard
Blessings alone do not open our eyes. Indeed, blessings by themselves tend to close our eyes. We do not come to know Him in the blessing, but in the breaking. –Chip Brogden
“I walked a mile with Pleasure
She chattered all the way;
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.
I walked a mile with Sorrow
And ne’er a word said she;
But oh, the things I learned from her
When Sorrow walked with me.”
Robert Browning Hamilton