Sacred Scars

Have you been marked by a wound so deep

When you think about it, inside you weep

Your life’s been damaged and your heart’s been crushed

Can’t seem to get past it, and you’ve tried so much

When you think you’re over it, your thoughts rewind

Thoughts of bitterness fill your mind

“Don’t let it go” your flesh cries out

It amps your fears and feeds your doubt

Depression sets in, your head starts spinning

The aching thoughts seem never ending

You’re at the end of yourself, ready to give up

You’ve given it your all and it wasn’t enough

There’s a voice in the distance calling out to you

Come to me and I’ll make you new

I’ll take your burden and give you peace

Come to me and depression will cease

When you remember your wounds, don’t despise your scars

They show where you’ve been, they’re not who you are

Some scars are jagged and some cut clean

But, know that ALL scars can be redeemed

Yes, you’ll still walk through valleys and you will experience pain

I’ll be right there with you, just call on My Name

When bad memories start calling and you question who you are

Remember you are Mine, love… and those are sacred scars

~Rachael Neville

sacred scars

As a teenager, I experienced a pretty difficult time of depression. Lots of fears, questions, and doubts. Even as an adult there have been times that thoughts and feelings of depression have tried to make their way back into my life, but I’m so thankful that I called out to Jesus all those years ago and He has walked through every dark valley with me. When depression comes knocking, I go to Him again and again….

I pray that if you are experiencing depression or facing doubts, fears, or even have questions that are bigger than you, call on Him to redeem you and make you new. He has the answers that you’re searching for and He can cause your scars to become sacred, to be used for His purpose in your life and the lives of others.

He is a Good Father and You are Loved by Him!

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,
Because the Lord has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,
To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”

Isaiah 61:1-3


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