God Can Use Our Scars

God can use our scars even when they seem random. This 1-minute devotion offers Scriptural proof. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible

“I want to make sure it’s not skin cancer,”  I said.

“It’s not,” the dermatologist said examining the tiny, spot on my face. I was content knowing it wasn't a problem, but he suggested I have it removed.

“It will only take me a minute to freeze it and after a couple days, you won't even know it was there.

“If you think that's a good idea, I'm fine having you do it as long as there aren't any side effects, I said, because I leave for an overseas mission trip in two weeks and I don't need any extra challenges.”

“It will be crusty for a couple of days, and completely healed within a week,
” he assured me.

So I let him do it.

The next two weeks I dealt with a large oozing blister from the second-degree burn, and I had to see another doctor to get advice for treating it.  The wound ended up requiring daily care for three months to include the whole time I was overseas.

The scar I now have is no big deal, no worse than the original age spot, but it's a good analogy for some of the unexpected detours we face in life.

Sometimes something seems life-altering and it ends up being insignificant. Other times a single wrong move affects our lives in major ways. 

That's one reason I love the promise of Romans 8:28:

We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

This gives us confidence to know that God can use any scar, big or small, for our good. That's just one of many comforting promises He gives us!
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God can use our scars even when they seem random. This 1-minute devotion offers Scriptural proof. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible


  1. I have scars dear Gail and the Lord is using them. I am thankful for my "battle" scars. Without them, I wouldn't be who I am today. I am thankful the pain those scars represent is able to help another.

    1. I so agree.
      My scars have probably made me more effective in ministry than anything else!
      God is always able to use bad things for our good and the good of others. So grateful for that!

  2. Blessings
    My doctor says I have melanoma, and i allow treatment, but no where in Scripture about my having any , bless The LORD, this was just what i need this day, God bless us all

  3. Hi teaRose,
    I pray that your treatment will completely get rid of the melanoma. My husband who is of Scandinavian descent has a problem with skin melanoma. He has had 3 removed and their removal can leave deep scars but I'm sometimes surprised how well the scars heal.
    May God bless you,