Heal the Wound – Leave the Scar

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I referred in yesterday’s post to some wounds from my past. Some scars. While I did so with a humorous bent (or that was my intention), the truth is…there is pain in this world. It is a Genesis 3 world. As long as we are in this world, we will experience suffering. It is one of the ways God pries our fingers open from the things (even good things) we otherwise cling to so that he can fill them with himself.

This song is one of those that ministers to the deep places of my heart. On this journey to become all God calls me to become, to release my ungodly coping mechanisms to him, to overcome the strongholds that might otherwise bury me alive, I am called to know that He IS merciful. As Sheldon Vanauken refers to it as a “severe mercy.” Mercy nevertheless.

I hope this song touches you.

Heal the Wound

I used to wish that I could rewrite history
I used to dream that each mistake could be erased
Then I could just pretend
I never knew the me back then

I used to pray that You would take this shame away
Hide all the evidence of who I’ve been
But it’s the memory of
The place You brought me from
That keeps me on my knees
And even though I’m free

Heal the wound but leave the scar
A reminder of how merciful You are
I am broken, torn apart
Take the pieces of this heart
And heal the wound but leave the scar

I have not lived a life that boasts of anything
I don’t take pride in what I bring
But I’ll build an altar with
The rubble that You’ve found me in
And every stone will sing
Of what You can redeem

Heal the wound but leave the scar
A reminder of how merciful You are
I am broken, torn apart
Take the pieces of this heart
And heal the wound but leave the scar

Don’t let me forget
Everything You’ve done for me
Don’t let me forget
The beauty in the suffering

Heal the wound but leave the scar
A reminder of how merciful You are
I am broken, torn apart
Take the pieces of this heart
And heal the wound but leave the scar

A reminder of how merciful, how merciful you are
I am broken torn apart, take the pieces of this
heart, and heal the wound but leave the scar,
leave the scar

This song is available for purchase from iTunes here and from Amazon here.

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2 Responses to Heal the Wound – Leave the Scar

  1. Beth September 26, 2013 at 4:33 am #

    Heidi, Thank you for this reminder. I was just thinking last night before I went to bed and then again when I got up that as God upwraps all the bandages that I’ve put around my hurts it has seemed with some matters of my heart He just keeps unwrapping and He and I haven’t gotten to that hurt…I wonder if it is because I don’t want to see a scar.

    I’ve thought before that the scar represents a huge fault in my life. Another thing that I just couldn’t measure up in or I couldn’t figure it out or that was my fault. And so I’ve been ashamed of the scars in my heart. Thanks for the reminder…that they are battle wounds of living in a fallen world, but I know who is my Savior and He has battle wounds from sin as well…But His wounds were for me, so that I could be set free from the guilt of my wounds. Today, I’m looking forward to seeing how God will continue to show me His healing of my heart and will leave the scars so I can remember God and His mighty work in my life.

    • Heidi Bylsma September 26, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

      Oh, Beth. Isnt’ the enemy so crafty as he gets us to believe lie upon lie? In our weakness he is made strong and evident in our lives! We can boast all the more gladly in our weaknesses knowing when we are weak HE IS STRONG! Amazing truth and so counter intuitive for us. Hugs!

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