week 13: your scars are beautiful !!!

bible verse: God can restore what is broken and change it into something amazing. All you need is faith (Joel 2:25) 

i’ve been meaning to put this topic into words but i’m finally doing that now. before i start on what’s important, let me share a story that happened to me. about 8 years ago, i had a normal beginning of my day. ate breakfast, enjoyed the fresh air, and went inside for some lunch. my sister was there with me and didn’t see me opening the fridge and accidentally bumped my foot into the bottom. in that time — my fridge had a razor part on the bottom and cut open my ankle to where you could visibly see the bone.  i went to the doctor’s officer (the ER was closed) and the doctor gave up his time to stitch up my wound. YAY TO DOCTORS !! you’re probably asking yourself: “What is the point of this story Zach?” Here’s the point friends — after 2 months, a scar formed, and it healed. the message i want to preach from this is the following:

Whatever you go through in your life can be healed. Regardless if it’s physically (most can be healed) or spiritually. His love can heal almost any wound my friends and what’s left is a scar. That scar is beautiful regardless if you think so or not. That scar tells a triumph story of a God who loved, and loved, and will never stop loving. Rejoice in your scar whatever it’s insecurities, doubt, sexual impurities, or maybe something physically. God made that beautiful so tell that story. one of my favorite writers (Jarrid Wilson) wrote this and it fits perfectly with what I wrote- “I’m not proud of my past, but I wear my scars on my sleeve because I am proud of who I’ve become in Christ. These scars remind me that I can conquer all things, and that healing is possible through God.”

Your scars, visible or not, are incredibly beautiful. The world might look at them with looks of disgust but to God — it’s a triumph story and we all have that.

Prayer: Jesus, remind us our story, our past, and our scars have so much purpose in your kingdom. those “ugly” reminders are a constant note that you make everything beautiful in your timing. let us remember to not be ashamed of those ’emotional or physical” scars, but thank you as our wonderful Healer.

In your name I pray, Amen

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