But, that’s also exactly why I am posting today. Each one of us has dealt with our own personal struggles, fought our individual battles. Some days it may have taken all the power we possessed to simply get out of bed—BUT we did. With God’s amazing help and strength we have survived. Do we carry scars? Absolutely: Some physical, some emotional.
Our scars aren’t pretty, but they are a part of us, and they tell a story. What are our scars for? They are a reminder of God’s faithfulness during our brokenness, and all He's brought us through. They are a reminder that God will never leave us. A reminder of His Grace and His healing. That's what scars are for.
(The following are Lyrics from: What are Scars For, by Mandissa)
These marks tell a story, Of me down in the
valley, And how You reached in with Your grace And healed me.”
"They remind me of Your faithfulness. And all You brought me through. They teach me that my brokenness Is something You can use. They show me where I’ve been And that I’m not there any more. That’s what scars, that’s what scars are for. What scars are for.”
“Erase, rewind Wish I could every time The hurt, the pain cuts so deep. But when I’m weak You’re strong, and in Your power I can carry on And my scars say that You won’t ever leave.”
“I see it on the cross. The nails You took for me. Scars can change the world. Scars can set me free”
“They remind me of Your faithfulness. And all You brought me through.They teach me that my brokenness. Is something You can use. They show me where I’ve been. And that I’m not there any more. That’s what scars, that’s what scars. You show me that’s what scars are for. What scars are for yeah. What scars are for (What scars are for)”
Please take a minute to listen to Mandissa's music Video, "What are Scars For?"