Thursday, June 14, 2012

Scars

We all have scars of various sizes, and shapes. Some are on the outside, and some are on the inside. Some of us spend quite a bit of time, and sometimes money, trying to hide our scars, or totally remove them. Not me, I choose to leave my scars right where they are, for the world to see. Am I proud of them? No, of course not, but neither am I ashamed of them. If I had spent my entire life, living a perfect life, never facing any battles, or receiving any battle scars, what type of lessons would I have learned? I am glad that I have faced many battles, walked through many fires, climbed many mountains. During those times, I truly learned what I was made of, but, more importantly, I was reassured of Who made me.My dear Saviour carries the scars upon His body, from where He took the nails for me, He bled for me!! The least I can do, is fight my way through the battles that satan may throw my way, and be willing to accept the scars that may remain after the battles. Battle on my warrior brothers and sisters, battle on. Victory will be ours, satan will be defeated!!

21 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

Such an excellent post, Denise! Contrary to popular TV evangelists, Jesus did not promise us a perfect, wonderful life...here. We are to 'take up our cross and follow Him.' I hope many will be encouraged by this post!

AND, love the pic of you and Coco. Nothing sweeter than a puppy♥♥♥

Anonymous said...

God Bless you

Christina Morley said...

Thanks Denise! I don't think I could write so much about God's goodness and grace if I hadn't experienced it in my own life. I was verbally abused all my growing up years by my older sibling, but God helped heal my memories and today there is friendship with my now adult sibling. But even if there wasn't, I would be fine with what God is doing in me. And like you said, there are many mountains to climb and this was just one of my own examples. God bless you!
Tina at http://happymomshappyhomes.blogspot.com

Telaviv Yohanka said...

God bless your life my sister Denisse.
Jesus Is whom gives the victory we most always pray toghether, The Devil Can't confront us if we beleive in Jesus. Thank you for teaching me, I love you.
Buy your dog a tuxedo ejjejeje.
Glorify Yeshua Hamashiaj Amen and Amen.

Cathy said...

A sweet post ~ I just love that picture of you two. :)

Annmarie Pipa said...

yes...He never promised it would be easy...
and we already know what happens in the end!!
love your picture!!!

Dieneke said...

Yes it's true. We need all the battles to come closer to Jesus Christ.
I will battle on!
And, I love your puppy!

Christina Morley said...

Denise, you might like my blog post Broken, But Precious on Amanda's Books and More at http://abooksandmore.blogspot.com

Mary said...

This is a wonderful message and so true. A lesson for all. You really touched my heart.
Thanks for sharing

Parsley said...

I really love this post! Thank you!

Oh, I've followed you as Parsley. HUGS

From the Heart said...

Amen and amen. Way to go Denise. I'm right behind you.

Sharon Claassen said...

God uses those battles and difficulties to grow us. When we come out on the other side of the battle it is always amazing to see the work God is doing in us.

Kristin Bridgman said...

I wrote a post with the same title.
Thank you for sharing yours.
LOVE the little puppy above!!! :)

Jen said...

Wow! Powerful! Brought shivers at the truth that we can bare our scars....because HE bares His scares for us!

Pam said...

Such an encouraging post, Denise. You bring tears to my eyes--tears of joy and praise for my Savior. I am loving the pictures you are posting with Coco. It is plain to see that your hearts are entwined already. Much love! Pam

Alicia said...

I remember reading Heaven is For Real and being awed that the little boy reported Jesus to still have his scars on his hands and feet. That changed the way I look at mine! Keep pressing on, friend!

RCUBEs said...

And those scars tell how you persevere!!! His scars...forever say how much He loves us...Take care sister and always be strong in His mighty power! Love to you.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Dear Denise,
I am praying for you as I am a new person knowing you as a blogger like I. I pray that you will be strong in what you are having in your life to be absent here. May the Lord give you strength when needed. May you soon be back in swing. I enjoy your blog.

God Bless

Alecia said...

Amen! Your words are such an encouragement for me today. Thank you!!

Cathy said...

Aw, another cute picture. Lil Coco loves his Mommy. :) Love you

HOOTIN ANNI said...

So well said Denise!!!!