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  1. Thank you, Rachel, for sharing your story. I, too, am a breast cancer survivor. God is so good. And my scars remind me I AM a fighter, but more importantly of His grace and mercy in undeserved miracles. #LiveFree

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      Stephanie, sending you a virtual hug as we share in this together. Thank you so much for reminding me that as a survivor it is because of God’s undeserved grace.

  2. Beautiful and strong.
    Yes, the scars are evidence that something has changed – something may have been taken away even, but God remains and you have reminded me, this morning, of His healing power!

  3. Rachel, Thank you for your post. Sending you hugs. My scars are on my heart. Scars of abuse, rejection and feeling unloved. God has healed me with His light and love. I now know that NOTHING can separate me from His love. Life is worth living because He loves me and His scars prove it.

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      Cherrilynn, thank you for sharing and being so honest. Yes, God’s scars do prove his love for us. I like that thought and truth.

  4. This is powerful and raw, Rachel! Thank you. I especially love this quote: “Scars mark a time of struggle in our lives but also the gift of survival.”

  5. Oh, Rachel! This is beautiful! I am SO sorry to hear of the terrible trials you have endured. You have been through much pain…and probably many more hard places than you have shared in this post. God has turned your tests into your life’s testimony, and now He is using you to relate and minister to others in the aftermath of your own heartache. Thank you for opening your heart here and for sharing with us. You are a precious blessing!

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      Thank you for entering into the pain with me, Cheryl, and for pointing out this IS my testimony. I hope it helps others to know of their value to God so they can live boldly on the journey.

  6. We are scarred, we are survivors. We are covered and protected because of His scars. So beautiful!

  7. “Scars show a fight to overcoming suffering with the hope of those who love us and the strength of a God who never leaves us.” Wow! Powerful words! Wonderful message of hope! Cindy

  8. Thanks for your sharing your story. I love how our scars can remind us of what we’ve overcome and God’s faithfulness through the healing process.

  9. Rachel,
    What a beautiful testimony to the story of a scar and the story of its Healer. Your courage and strength here will bless so many and give them hope!
    Blessings and smiles,
    Lori

  10. Thank you for sharing Rachel! Scars are a great topic of discussion. Everyone has them, yet they’re unique to each person. I have noticed throughout the years, a situation can reopen them and then I have to reach out again to God. Perhaps this happens to remind me to communicate more often with God. It’s like when you are feeling great, one may not pay attention to the needs of one’s body. But when there is physical pain (back, shoulder, etc.) we are reminded to pay attention to our body. I know for myself, my prayers are much deeper when in pain compared with those times when I am giving thanks to God.

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      Debbie, your words are very perceptive and it’s true, our prayers are much deeper when we are suffering compared to other times.

  11. HI
    So true – like the remembrances in the stories in our Bible – they are there to make us faithful to the past but move on to the future. I followed you on Twitter.
    Blessings,
    Janis
    I am following you from Susan B. Mead’s Linkup

  12. Dear Rachel … thank you for allowing God to redeem your pain and for this gentle reminder that scars are more than able to remind us that healing comes. Your story has moved me this morning, and I’m so glad to have rubbed shoulders with you over at Holley’s.

    Blessings, girl …

  13. Thank you for sharing your powerful testimony, Rachel. I don’t have physical scars like you do, but I also give thanks for the strength given me by the God who never left me for a moment, through the pains and trials of life. We are healed by His stripes.

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      As you say, Betsy, not all scars are physical, but it is wonderful to know that Jesus also has scars and we can draw comfort in knowing he shares in our suffering.

  14. I’m grateful for my scars. They are proof of God’s strength in me as he had been with me through the hard times. I loved reading this. Thank you for linking with Grace and Truth last Friday!

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      Dawn, so glad that God can redeem the hard times and remind us of what he can do and who he is through our scars.

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