Tuesday, June 14, 2016
As I was sitting in my recliner and reading my Bible this morning, I looked down at my knee. I had surgery eleven days ago and have two little incision marks on either side of my left knee. I am healing so quickly and am thrilled at how much I can walk and move my knee, but as I looked at these incisions I do realize that I'm going to have two little scars on either side of the knee. They will be the mark of the surgery I had.
I also carry other scars. They are the scars from spiritual battles that I have been in. Battles of struggling against sin or the battle of past mistakes. There are scars from the battles of emotional hurts inflicted upon me. Most of the time, I don't notice them. But every now and then they twinge and ache. Something triggers a memory which causes the scar to throb.
But I also know that when I allow God to work in my life to heal those wounds, my scars are minimal. When He doctors me, one will hardly notice my scars and often I am so completely healed that no scar is left at all.
Psalm 147:3 (HCSB) ~
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
I'm thankful that the Great Physician works on those wounds. When I look back on some of the worst wounds that have been inflicted upon me, I often can't find the scar or the hurt that was so present in my past is now a very distant memory. And when that happens, I rejoice because I know how completely I have been healed.
I may be scarred, but the scars are not very noticeable and no longer bring pain. That is the reason I can rejoice today!