Our Scars Are Proof That God Heals

We live in a world that calls failure a weakness, and labels weakness a flaw. We are taught to mask the truth because, “it’s better if you keep that to yourself,” and that the best way to lead is from our strengths instead of our weakness.

If I can be honest, I think our world has built itself on a shallow and narrow foundation. The truth is that this foundation is ready to crack at any second. While I know this is just my opinion, I think I have a pretty valid point to stand upon.

1. “Crying is not allowed.”

2. “Keep your pain to yourself.”

3. “Never let others know your weakness.”

These are things we’ve heard throughout life. And while many of us may try to shake off their weight, you’d be surprised to know how many people are haunted by these thoughts on a daily basis. I believe in a God of Grace, love, and second chances. And if it wasn’t for those divine qualities all working together, I can promise you that I wouldn’t be standing here today. I’ve been redeemed.

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.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)

My failures and mistakes are NOT my most treasured moments, but because of them I am now a living testimony of His redemption and grace. Guess what? So are you!

Your story is His glory. Share it to the world. Don’t hide your scars, wear them as proof that God heals.

—Jarrid Wilson


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Published by Jarrid Wilson

Husband, Father, Pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship & Author of a few books.

9 comments on “Our Scars Are Proof That God Heals”

  1. M not proud of my past also but I thank God for my scars and we need to be broken to be rebuilt again thank u pastor

  2. Awesome! “Scars”…….. They should be the trade-mark of every TRULY BORN-AGAIN and TRULY REDEEMED believer in God the Father and Jesus Christ the Savior. I mean, come on, if we as God’s chosen people (because of Christ’s redemptive blood) are too ashamed to wear our scars then how are we ever going to impact this world? This generation? 1 John 5:4 – For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, [even] our faith. If we truly believe then we are OVERCOMERS and we reign with the Father victoriously. Thanks Pastor Jarrid for quoting my favorite scripture 2 Corinthians 5:17. I am an OVERCOMER and my scars no longer hold me down. GLORY BE TO GOD MOST HIGH!

  3. For all weekness in your life god is alweiz there for us.and god knows that you can do all the trials that gave to you..Its so deep though talking about strength and weekness in your life…which is give you a moral spritiual lesson..

  4. Ah! So good, man. I love the quote by Brennan Manning in Ruthless Trust: “Anyone God uses significantly is always deeply wounded… We are, each and every one of us, insignificant people whom God has called and graced to use in a significant way. In His eyes, the high-profile ministries are no more significant than those that draw little or no attention or publicity. On the last day, Jesus will look us over, not for medals, diplomas, or honors, but for scars.”

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