August 21 – Deep Scars

“I have recently been hired for a job as a counselor for troubled teens.the problem is that when I was in a dark period of my life, I was a cutter, and have deep scars on one arm.” ….how do I handle this now that I’m in the pshycological field? … It’s hard to avoid with hot summer weather here and my past literally “on my sleeve.” This person with her deeply troubled past cannot hide the scars of her former lifestyle. We may not have those kind of scars ourselves, but many of us do have deep emotional scars from our past that affect us today. Only by opening ourselves to the love and forgiveness that God offers us can we be healed. Consider these beautiful words about our Saviour from Isaiah. “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities…by His stripes we are healed.” If you have the marks of past indiscretions, heed the words of the song, “Reach out to Jesus, He’s reaching out to you.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell