Guess you could say I’ve lived a wild life. I have scars to prove it. One scar is on top of my foot. I was racing my bike down a gravel hill and wrecked. As I sat in the dust surveying the damage I found a small rock had broken the skin of my foot. There was no one there to help me so I had to pull the rock out and get myself home.
We all have scars. Some are on the outside while others are on the inside. They are all from events we’ve gone through, some fun, some were not so fun. They vary from light scrapes with pavement to others that were serious scrapes with eternity.
Oh beloved, the scars you bear are part of life. One thing is for sure, not one happened without the knowledge of the Most High. He knew you before the foundation of the world and He was with you through it all. He who thought you up before clocks were needed is still the God who sees. It may have felt like you were all alone. It may feel like you are all alone today. But you are not. The fact that you have survived is God’s doing. The fact that you didn’t bleed to death or suffer worse outcomes is God’s doing. As I look at the scars I bear I am thankful today for each one. We have reminders that we are always in His care.
Yes, it was bad. Some events have been horrible. But just as I didn’t sit on that gravel road for the next 50 years and keep staring at the damage, so too God has picked us up, dusted us off and is getting us home.
You are going to make it beloved! You’re not just a survivor. You are a “thriver”. You are not just going to make it you are walking in victory! This is your confidence precious believer – that God Himself has overcome all the aches and pains of life for you! He is not allowing you to be in pain, He is giving you a platform for His glory! He doesn’t look the other way, He looks ahead to your future and has plans to prosper you in spite of the scars of life!
God loves you and He is for you! Look beyond the scars this morning and thank the Lord that He made a way for you to live this life of faith! Praise Him that you aren’t the sum of your scars, inside or out. Rather you are living proof that He is with you always and you can live fully alive in the Light of His Wonderful Watchful care!
Psalm 91:4 He will cover you with His feathers. He will shelter you with His wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
Psalm 34:18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
Psalm 117:2 For His lovingkindness prevails over us [and we triumph and overcome through Him], And the truth of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!) Amplified
Psalm 40:5 Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders which You have done, And Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, They would be too numerous to count.