Did you know when a bowl is broken in Japan it is put back together with the cracks filled with gold creating a beautiful lining. This was to emphasize the beauty in what was once broken. They believe that when something has suffered damage and has a history. It makes it more beautiful.
Therefore, everything you’ve been through, everything that you’re going through, it doesn’t make your life uglier. Although it may seem that way when we’re going through it. But it’s up to us to choose to paint our struggles with gold and make it beautiful. You are not broken beyond repair, you can pick yourself up and learn from what has happened and become a better person from it because of the struggle you’ve been through.
Believe that God can heal the wounds and scars of the past because He really can. Don’t be ashamed of your scars. Use pain for God’s glory. Scars won’t define us, but it let us spur forward in love, forgiveness, and humility. God made the human body amazingly resilient. For example, when you get a cut, your body immediately goes to work to heal it. You don’t have to think about it or coordinate it—it just happens. And often, once the body has finished its work and the wound has closed, there is a scar. The scar is evidence of closure—no more blood, no more scabs, just skin.
Once the Lord has helped you work through your pain, your life will be a compelling testimony. 🙂