Your scars tell your story.
Even Jesus, after His resurrection, had physical scars that He would reveal to people who had doubted (like Thomas). His scars will prove that He had survived the crucification.
In the case of author Clayton King, he had real serious emotional scars from all the deaths in his family. Yet he doesn't want to hide his scars. He wants to reveal his scars so that his scars will tell his story.
Everybody goes through hard times and pain. But intuitively, we want to hide that pain from everyone else. We don't want to seem weak to people, that we can't keep things in control. Yet, if we can take that step of faith and tell our story, people will lean in to listen! People can argue with our politics or religious convictions but they can't argue with our story because that belongs to us. It truly happened to us.
Our scars tell a story - that we made it, that we've survived. Our scars also serve to help anybody who is going through a hard time to have hope.
We have to start telling our story for God's glory.
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