Good News For Wounded Souls

“God will not look you over for Medals, Degrees or Diplomas, but for Scars!” -Elbert Hubbard, The Note Book of Elbert Hubbard

I’ve learned that time does NOT heal all wounds but God loves them and us! There can be beauty in a graceful brokenness when we use God as a crutch. But wait, isn’t needing a “crutch” a sign of weakness?! YES! Aren’t we weak when we’re left to only our own devices? I choose spiritual prowess over destructive earthly vices I’ve given up. I no longer feel ashamed about my scars, a shame which fueled a lot of my destructive crutches (smoking, drinking, overeating). I’m not ashamed to say I’m in recovery, my last drink being almost twenty-five years ago. I’m cool with not being cool. My deepest scars are invisible, although I do have, shall I say, an “oven kiss” on my hand I acquired while removing a lasagna from the oven last fall.

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So many of us are scarred and then feel scarred by the scars! I’ve been there and I know many others feel the same so this post is for you!

The page above is from my vintage copy of The Note Book of Elbert Hubbard. I may be posting more from him here in the future.

2 thoughts on “Good News For Wounded Souls

  1. “Scarred by the scars” – you said everything right there. I’m put in mind of the passage in 1 Corinthians chapter 1, about how not many were wise, powerful, or of noble birth, but God chose what is low and despised and what is not, to bring to nothing the things that are. I used to think of my scars as my heavenly credentials. It’s been a while. I needed this reminder today.

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