there could never be a more beautiful y o u

There could never be a more beautiful you. 

So turn around you’re not too far, to back away be who you are, to change your path go another way, it’s not too late, you can be saved. If you feel depressed with past regrets, the shameful nights hope to forget can disappear, they can all be washed away.

By the one who’s strong, can right your wrongs, can rid your fears dry, all your tears
and change the way you look at this big world. He will take your dark distorted view
and with His light, He will show you truth. And again you’ll see through the eyes of a little girl.

That there could never be a more beautiful you. Don’t buy the lies, disguises and hoops, they make you jump through. You were made to fill a purpose that only you could do. So there could never be a more beautiful you.

These are lyrics from a song I just heard called Scars by Johnny Diaz. The words are so beautiful I had to look them up. Yes, praise God we don’t have to hide scars. Scars. They look different for each person, but we all have them. For some of us, it is a past relationship that was not God-glorifying, or maybe many past relationships, or our tendency to be impatient, or over sensitive, or something that happened that causes us to think lowly of ourselves. Someone else may have heart us with their words or actions that just leaves us…hurt. 

Yet Jesus takes our scars, or as our church referred to them around Easter time, ashes. Our ashes, sufferings, sins, scars. Jesus redeems, restores, brings His steadfast love. 

Praise God for that. Because scars and wounds can tend to cripple us and distort our thoughts. My own personal wounds make me feel not enough, and not worthy. But I don’t have to hide in the bad feelings. I can tell someone– God and/or Sanjay, Erica (accountability partner), small group girls, dear friends. Telling someone brings it to the light to recognize lies and unhealthy thoughts. God and friends can point you to the truth. Yes the scars and wounds are true, but what is more true is our forgiveness and next steps (steps with Jesus). 

Do we believe that in Jesus, there could never be a more beautiful us? He made us and calls us and fills us, so that is true! We are beautiful because of who He is, not who we are. 

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