Scars as Living Proof

Today, I return to work with a new scar. Right across the middle of my right knee. It is a reminder that just three weeks ago, something really big, invasive and painful happened there.  It is my prayer that the scar will dimimish over time, but it will not disappear. It will always serve as a reminder of this knee surgery. It is such a good visual for our lives that I wanted to write about it today, on this day I return to work.  

Things happen in life that hurt us. Sometimes, it is someone else that causes the hurt. Sometimes we make a choice that ends up hurting us. Sometimes we get in the path of someone else’s storm, and we are hurt. We have physical, emotional and spiritual scars from these hurts and the healing process is hard, painful and requires massive amounts of work and determination on our part to get better. And yet, while the scar might remain visible, it is most often that the healing creates something even stronger in us as a result of the hurt and the scar and the journey to healing.

I have not really loved physical therapy these last 3 weeks, and it will continue for many more weeks. It is painful to get my knee to move again, and yet, every day, I see progress and movement. Last Thursday, I drove my Jeep for the first time in our neighborhood and Friday, I drove Kenzie to the pool! Progress and small victories from a knee that wouldn’t even bend 3 weeks ago.

So, I say to you, hang in there! Do the work that is your part to get better and heal from your hurts, and let God handle the heavy lifting of your healing. He is able! And then tell your story of what God can do, especially and always when hurt comes your way. And it will.  Claim Jeremiah 30:17  where God promises “ I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord.” Or prob

verbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away  from evil. Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones. – Proverbs 3:5-8 NLT

Hope is alive in me today. I pray for it to be alive in you as well. Blessings, Susie💛

Note: Journey to Hope reopens today, Monday August  27th and we will be in the office until 5 p.m. Please pray for my first day back.

We are open every day this week from 11-5,and on a Friday from 10-noon. God is so good to bring healing. We are rejoicing.




Because He does. He is our healer


Drove Kenzie to the pool last Friday. And yes, this photo was taken AFTER we arrived and we took her out of her car seat! CELEBRATING!