people need to hear about your pain.
they need to hear about your flaws.
they need to hear about your heartache.
deep down they need to know that they can make it.
they don't need to listen to a fairy tale.
they don't need to see a perfect life.
they need to know that you've failed.
that you've fallen.
that you've been knocked down.
but you got up.
you kept going.
they need to know that in the middle of the darkest night there was a light.
that there was a way out.
that there was a reason to keep trying.
and your scars show all of those things.
your scars leave behind evidence that you went through something.
they leave behind a trace of something you endured.
they leave behind the message of hope.
a message that says if you can do it maybe they can too.
if you ever want to help - really help someone - tell them your story.
be honest about your past.
roll up your sleeves and show them your scars.
don't cover your wounds completely.
don't hide all the hurt.
find a purpose for your pain.
be willing to show your scars.
because the very worst and most painful part of your story
might be what gives someone else the strength to keep hanging on.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 "Praise be to the God and Father of our LORD Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God."
keep the faith. God is faithful!!!