Scars

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“Your scar is [a] reminder that although you went through something utterly horrific, God was by your side the entire time helping you to survive. He loves you so much, & your scars are a reminder of that wonderful fact.” ~ Cynthia Bailey Rug

Sometimes, I feel ashamed of my PTSD scars. But this beautiful post by Cynthia Bailey Rug sheds a new and positive light on my broken areas.

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Often a physical injury results in a scar.  Did you ever think about the fact that psychological injuries also result in scars?  They may not be so easy to see like physical scars, but they are there nonetheless.

PTSD & C-PTSD are scars that result from exposure to extreme trauma or multiple traumas.  The traumas were so bad they literally “broke” a person’s brain, causing physical changes, that create some very difficult problems to cope with.

Depression is a scar resulting from living through the horrors of emotional abuse.  The constant berating, gaslighting & more of emotional abuse created depression that can last even long after the relationship has ended.

Anxiety is a scar that comes from living with someone, either a parent or a spouse who is demanding, highly volatile & unpredictable.  The constant feeling of walking on eggshells in an attempt to avoid angry outbursts creates anxiety that…

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9 thoughts on “Scars

  1. ourlittleredhouseblog January 22, 2020 / 8:45 am

    This explains so much Linda, thank you for sharing this. What strength the ones who have suffered end up having, and that strength comes from God always being there right by our sides.

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  2. riverlifepsalms1 January 22, 2020 / 9:12 am

    O Lord, we pray that You would stretch forth your healing hand to heal all the broken parts of us, and make us whole again. In Jesus name, Amen!

    ““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;
    2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,
    And the day of vengeance of our God;
    To comfort all who mourn,
    3 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

    “The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying: 2 “Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause you to hear My words.” 3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something at the wheel. 4 And the vessel that he made of clay was [c]marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make. 5 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: 6 “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter?” says the Lord. “Look, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel!…Jeremiah 18:1-6

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    • Lady Quixote/Linda Lee January 22, 2020 / 9:56 am

      Thank you, Anthony. Your comment just gave me chills. In addition to writing a memoir, which will be my testimony of God’s amazing deliverance, I am writing a daily Bible devotional. I’m writing one per day, a scripture and a prayer inspired by the scripture, with no commentary. I hope to publish my daily devotional in 2021.

      Here is why your comment gave me chills: just a few days ago, the scripture I chose for that day was Jeremiah 18:1-6. He is the potter, I am the clay. Amen!

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  3. Sleeping Tiger January 25, 2020 / 12:29 pm

    Well I’m very familiar with this. Not only do I have the scars from C-PTSD, but also quite a few physical scars as well. Okay, I’m off to read the rest of the original post. 🙂

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  4. Beverley January 27, 2020 / 6:33 pm

    Very enlightening post. It brings awareness that psychological illness damage the brain. Some people are not aware of this. I pray that God will bring healing to everyone who suffered the trauma of this terrible disease. God bless you for sharing.

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