This is a story about my good friend Steven, who had a below-the-knee leg amputation because of a rare medical condition. A few months later, I found him rubbing on his scar. I asked him if the scar hurt and if he was having phantom pains. He smiled and said no. 

“I rub on it because every now and then when I get down, I rub the scar and it reminds me that if God can bring me through this, then He can bring me through anything.”

There is a ministry in scarring. Many of us have been through hell and trial and tragedy. We’ve been scarred emotionally and physically. Remember that a scar is not a mark of tragedy, but a medal of triumph. 

Your scars should remind you that when things got tough, God got you through it. And if He can get you through that, then He can get you through anything.