Scars and Blessings~
This month, I have been looking back over my life, contemplating the many trials and joys throughout the years. Now, the joys are quickly remembered and celebrated without pause. However, the trials....there are a few trials that have left deep scars. But, honestly, I can no longer recall the intensity of the pain I must have felt during those times. And, I know that this distant and faint recollection is a mercy-healing from Jesus.
Oh, don't get me wrong--I remember the prayer,
worry and crying-out for deliverance,
but the Lord has covered those times with His awesome
grace and mercy.
His grace and mercy has soothed my mind and anointed my scars.
The deep scars of life have bloomed into magnificent blessings that I could not have dreamed of asking for
or even imagined. Joy, joy, joy! These ugly scars have become vibrant hues of watercolors that have washed my life with love and deep joy, despite the pain. Now, I can reach out and touch the place where the scars once were...and, feel the smoothness and understand their purpose.
As Catherine Doherty would say, "...it's a Kiss from Christ~"
What a blessing and privilege!
I invite you to look back over your life and give thanks
for the scars and blessings
that have brought you to where you are today.
God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
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