BirthMONTH—Day 11: I Affirm Today to Wear My Scars Like Beauty Marks

We all have scars. Whether visible—from physical wounds, or invisible—from soul wounds. Scars are the evidence and reminder of a wounding or a traumatic experience.

But, no experience is wasted. “Everything in life is happening to grow you up, to fill you up, to help you become more of who you were created to be” (so says Oprah).

The Bible gives a more profound application of this principle through a scar-to-beauty-mark transformational exchange. It’s possible to trade in the ashes of wounds and traumas for beauty; and mourning for joy; and sadness for thanksgiving. If you did, it would be as gaining double the beauty, double the joy and double the graciousness for your scars (so says Isaiah 63).

In this way, you’d transform the experiences that scarred you into something beautifully purposed—beauty marks.

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In creative solidarity, Dee

4 thoughts on “BirthMONTH—Day 11: I Affirm Today to Wear My Scars Like Beauty Marks

  1. Anonymous

    I cant honestly say I am thankful for my scars, as they have been WAY too many and often happen MUCH too close together in their occurrence, but I have still managed to use the hurt and pain to propel me into action; action wherein I have grown, but also where I have taken all that hurt and pain and used it to help others heal, as I heal myself. “He gives beauty for ashes (MC).

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    1. Yessss!!!! The greatest blessing from the hurt and pain we experience is it enables us to be empathetic to the hurt and pain of others. And as we heal, to be the conduit to other’s healing as well. Thanks for engaging with this post so intimately MC. Cheers, Dee

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