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Waking up to a new sunrise
Looking back from the other side
I can see now with open eyes
Darkest water and deepest pain
I wouldn’t trade it for anything
‘Cause my brokenness brought me to You
And these wounds are a story You’ll use
So I’m thankful for the scars
‘Cause without them I wouldn’t know Your heart
And I know they’ll always tell of who You are
So forever I am thankful for the scars
Now I’m standing in confidence
With the strength of Your faithfulness
And I’m not who I was before
No, I don’t have to fear anymore
So I’m thankful for the scars
‘Cause without them I wouldn’t know Your heart
And I know they’ll always tell of who You are
So forever I am thankful for the scars
I can see, I can see
How you delivered me
In Your hands, in Your feet
I found my victory
I can see, I can see
How You delivered me
In Your hands, in Your feet
I found my victory
I’m thankful for Your scars
‘Cause without them I wouldn’t know Your heart
And with my life, I’ll tell of who You are
So forever I am thankful
I’m thankful for the scars
‘Cause without them I wouldn’t know Your heart
And I know they’ll always tell of who You are
So forever I am thankful for the scars
So forever I am thankful for the scars

Songwriters: Matthew Armstrong / Matthew Hein / Ethan Hulse / Jon Mcconnell
Scars lyrics © Wordspring Music LLC, Eyes Up Songs, Be Essential Songs

About This Song

a few notes from Joe B., Music Director

I once heard a quote from C.S. Lewis that I regularly come back to, especially when I try to make sense of the hurt so many of us walk through. "Pain removes the veil; it plants the flag of truth within the fortress of a rebel soul." Knowing the pain is not in vain - that God has a bigger purpose in all of it and He has a plan in it makes it slightly easier to endure. No matter where we find ourselves in the course of our lives, the very nature of our journey has, is currently or will produce scars. Some are experiencing all three right now. But, there is a comfort in knowing that God has a bigger plan and knows the source of every single one of our scars. And all of it is working together for our good and producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison. This temporary and light affliction can also be used by Him to move us into a place of repentance and draw us closer to Him. "...'Cause my brokenness brought me to You. And these wounds are a story You'll use. So I'm thankful for the scars, 'Cause without them I wouldn't know Your heart..." I'm grateful for the message of hope delivered in this song and how God will use it to impact lives.


Related Verses in the Bible

2 Corinthians 7:9-10 | 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 | Romans 8:18 | Romans 8:28 | Psalm 23:4 | 1 Peter 5:9-10 | Psalm 34:18 | Revelation 21:4 | 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 | 1 Peter 4:13 | Deuteronomy 31:8 | Psalm 50:15 | Exodus 15:26 | Jeremiah 3:22 | Matthew 11:28-29