Healing Doesn’t Mean There Won’t Be a Scar

Disclaimer:  Not my scar.

Disclaimer: Not my scar.

I only have one scar on my body.  The wound has healed.  The cause for that wound…well, that’s a different story. Physically I’m healed but the emotional scarring took much longer.  In the end, I’m still left with a visible reminder of the event.

 

Healing doesn’t mean there won’t be a scar.

 

Internal wounds can occur from rejection, loss, disappointment, abuse and so many other hurts brought on by people or just life itself.  These wounds can lead to depression, self-harm, anxiety, substance abuse and numerous other destructive habits/addictions.  For those who know Jesus, they can experience deliverance and breakthrough.  But the reminder of that painful journey…it can still be visible.

 

Healing doesn’t mean there won’t be a scar.

 

Making the choice to forgive, move on, establish boundaries or whatever else is necessary to take that next step…can be so freeing.  No longer bound by the chains of those wounds, there is freedom to finally experience victory.  Yet it doesn’t completely erase what happened.

 

Healing doesn’t mean there won’t be a scar.

 

Jesus endured incomprehensible suffering…at the hands of foe and even those who once followed but now rejected Him.  The beating, the flogging, the piercing of his hands and feet to the cross.  Brutality bathed in blood.  And then He took his last breath.  It would seem death had the final say…oh, but then that glorious day when Jesus rose from the grave!  The lashes to the back no longer visible.  The crown of thorns no longer digging into His brow.  Yet the disciple Thomas insisted he couldn’t believe in Jesus’ resurrection unless he saw evidence of the nail marks in his hand.  And he would.  Not only would he see them, but Thomas would touch them.

 

Healing doesn’t mean there won’t be a scar.

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