Turn Your Wounds Into Scars

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Devotional

What Are Scars? 


Scars are a natural part of the body's healing process. A scar results from the biological process of wound repair in the skin and other tissues. Most wounds, except for very minor ones, result in some degree of scarring.


Scars can result from accidents, diseases, skin conditions such as acne, or surgeries.


God could have made the flesh so that it would not scar when it is torn. For example, the tongue has a certain type of tissue that does not scar when it is torn. In fact, the tongue does not have scar tissue. God has fixed it so that the tongue can virtually repair itself, and when it does—it leaves no scar.


He could have also made it such that once the skin is torn it never heals and automatically becomes infected. 


But God gives us a physical healing process that we can even see for ourselves and He also gives us an emotional and spiritual healing process, to assist us with the scars of life


Even though the tongue does not have any scar tissue, the only scar that the tongue could possibly leave is when you use your tongue to speak against someone—it doesn’t leave a physical scar, but it still leaves a scar.


So, all scars are not physical; it’s easy to see physical scars and wounds. But emotional wounds and scars are not as easy to detect.


A scar is formed when a wound is healed. When a scar is emotional or spiritual, it cannot legitimately be called a scar if it has not healed. If you have a physical wound and it doesn’t heal, you would never call it a scar. You would also keep working to clean it of all infection, medicate it, treat it with care, and give it time so that it can heal.


Yet, so often we neglect to give this same care, attention, and patience to wounds that exist in the heart and mind. Some emotional scars and wounds that are in desperate need of treatment may have been ignored for years. Ignoring these types of scars and wounds may result in serious psychological damage. It is important to not only recognize when you have emotional wounds but also know what is needed to heal the hurt. 


Come to the Lord as the Psalmist says and find healing for your wounds.


Quote: "Don’t hide your scars, wear them as proof that God heals”. - Jarrid Wilson


Prayer: Lord I thank You for my scars. I thank You for what You have taken me through, for the person I have become because of them. Amen