I would like you to watch the music video below before you read the post.
Do you have scars in your life? Do you try to hide them, or do you try to forget about them? If you’re a Christian, your scars can be a good thing. Scars remind us of where we have been, and if you’re a Christian, it reminds us of what He has brought us through. Sometimes we need that reminder. I believe this music video is painting a picture of where we have been through thick and thin. But the song’s writers are thankful for their scars because their scars brought them to Jesus. They are standing in Jesus’ confidence because of His faithfulness to them. With the reminders of their scars, they remember how Jesus delivered them.
The verse that says, Darkest water and deepest pain, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Jesus will be with you even in the deepest, darkest part of your life. It doesn’t matter where you are; He will be with you. In Psalm 23:1-4, the Bible says, Jehovah is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside still waters. He restoreth my soul; He guideth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. When you walk with Jesus, He will never live you no matter where you have been.
When the verse says, I wouldn’t trade it for anything, what does that mean? If you are a Christian, even though the most profound pain or the darkest past, your scars will remind you where you have been and how Jesus brought you through what your scars represent. You may say, but you don’t know what my scars represent; Jesus could never love me. You are so wrong. Jesus loves you so much that He died for you. It doesn’t matter what you have done or where you have been. If you are a Christian and your scars remind you of things you would rather forget, ask Jesus to make something beautiful out of your scars. If you’re not saved, invite Jesus into your life, and He can transform your scars into something extraordinary. Click here to learn more about getting saved. You may have to live with those scars for the rest of your life, but they will remind you where you came from.
The last part of the song says, I’m thankful for the scars Cause without them I wouldn’t know your heart. Why would we be thankful for our scars? Because without our scars, it would be easy to forget how we were living. Again, if Jesus saved you, celebrate your scars because Jesus washed the stain of those scars away. But what if you’re not saved? Do you think you are not worthy of Jesus’ love or even His time? Let me ask you this: who woke you up this morning, protected you while you slept, and gave you the air you breathe? The answer is Jesus. The last part of the verse means you might not have met Jesus without your life’s scars. I remember hearing a message, and the pastor said, “it takes intervention on Jesus’ part for you to want to know Him at all.” I have a question: are there any scars in your life that Jesus may use to get your attention?