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Simi was born in India and moved to Dallas, TX at the age of 7. Simi is a speaker, author, and full-time physical therapist. Her calling is to the local church and her passion is to equip women to know who they are and live faithfully right where they are....

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  1. Amen!!

    This post also reminds me of the following scripture:

    “He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.” ~ 2 Corinthians 1:4, NLT

    Thank you so much for sharing, Simi!

    PS I love your name, it makes me smile 🙂

  2. “A God who’s love is so amazing He actually chooses broken things to display His grace.” My brokenness magnifies His love, mercy & grace in me & to others. Simply astounding!

  3. This is beautiful and a wonderful reminder that we are all different people after COVID than we were before. We may have been bent and disfigured, but God brought us through and we can point to Him and rejoice in His goodness. Thank you for your poignant words.

  4. Beautiful reminder. By God’s Grace and through His strength, if we’re strong enough to bend.

  5. Thank you for writing this devotion. I have been fighting a couple scars for quite some time. Your insight how one might differently view their scars was very helpful. Maybe with God’s help, I will start to embrace my scars.

    • I am so glad this spoke to you! God is so good that he uses even the weakest moments that we often hide for His glory when we surrender it to Him!

  6. Thank you for this very thought provoking and yet opening for prayer to ask the Lord how He would use those painful hard places for His glory. God bless you abundantly as you move forward in all He has for you today.

  7. I thank you. I thank God fir grace NEVER LETTING HIM GO holding tight to Him and He holds on to my heart. I have a limp too. God bless you and remember singing in your heart is Quiet praise to Our gracious Father God

  8. At the end of 2020, I lost my mother-in-law, my best friend (breast cancer) and then the entire family had COVID in rapid succession. Recently, I had shoulder surgery to remove a large benign mass. I look at my first scar on my shoulder blade and think it is right that a bear a scar to remember this time. God has been here with us and I have a peace and resiliency I would have never thought possible.

  9. Simi thank you for what you wrote. It made me think of past scars in my own life. That I have wanted to hide. Not because they were my fault. Because of family problems. Then someone told me to forgive. I did that. That brought me so much healing. I was able to go to person and tell them that the scars that they had put into my life from what they had done. I have forgiven them. They are gone. If they were not I wouldn’t be talking to them today. I said what happened in the past. But I will never forget it. They are not saved this person. I tell them that I love them and am praying for them. Which I do and their salvation too because they are not saved. They when one day I told them that look at me. Said you are doing that. I said yes because I love you. I do love them loads in Christ. What done is done. But I hold my head up high now because I know the scars will never hurt me again. I am heald from them. I will never forget what they did. But I can go around knowing their scars will never hurt me again. Which is lovely to be able to do. I keep praying for them. With the help of Jesus I can go and visit them and talk to them as if nothing happened. Always telling them when I leave I love them. As I know this is what Jesus would want me to do. As if I not got the help and prayer to forgive them. I not be the person I am today. Thank you again for what you shared. I keep you all incourage in my prayers. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little Northern Ireland xx

    • I am so proud of you, thank you being brave enough to do that. Our scars can’t hurt as anymore so we don’t need to hide them! Amen!

      • Thank you Simi for your kind lovely reply. What you said was so true. I love what you wrote. It spoke to me. I look forward to hearing more from you incourage. May God richly bless you in this work along with all the incourage team. In my prayers all you. Love Dawn xx

  10. Wow! What a wonderful reminder to not let our brokenness or our scars hold us captive the reminder of what happened but instead be a joyous reminder of how God helped us and to share with others to bring hope and encouragement to them.

  11. I’m reading this at work. And started crying. Yes, at my desk. My elderly parents moved in a year ago, and after a few months we had to move my mom to assisted living because of dementia. An incredibly difficult year full of so many blessings. But still a very overwhelming and emotional time. THANK YOU!

    • Stephanie,

      Sweet sister prayers for all in this hard season of life. I truly understand where you are now. Both my parents had dementia. Dad’s got to the point of geriatric psych & he was hospitalized twice. He lived in assisted livings for 4 years. It isn’t trying to care for aging parents. Asking God to give you all an abundance of strength & calm to handle whatever comes your way. Each day is a new adventure. Prayers that God will guide your steps & see you through all this trial!

      Blessings 🙂

  12. The whole message that our scars and weakness and brokenness are places for God to display His strength has always been very important to me. In fact, I’m so passionate about it that I have a whole ongoing series on my blog called “Misfit Heroes” about people that God has used for incredible things in spite of (and very often BECAUSE OF) their brokenness. If you’re interested, you can check it out at https://www.inbeautifulchaos.com/misfit-heroes/.

    God Bless!

  13. Simi,

    God promised we would have trials down here. Each battle or trial we face leaves us with scars & reminders. Each time I think back to my dad’s geriatric psych issues I’m reminded of how God got me through that rough time & how my faith & trust muscles were grown. Now I have a great testimony to share with others. My empathy towards those dealing with aging parents is enormous. Plus I have tons of encouragement & ideas I can share with them. I can see how it was a blessing to go through that trial-not at the time. God uses trials to grow our faith & give us a great testimony.

    Blessings 🙂

  14. 100%! On all of your ideas and expressions. He told us we would face troubles in this world…. but He has and always will see us through and overcome. I believe He uses our scars for stories, our tests as testimonies and our messes as messages. Someone, somewhere, somehow will be blessed by our breaking openness.

    • So true! We overcome by the power of His blood and our testimonies- that is why so often the enemy tries to make us hide in shame and never speak of our pain!

  15. Weeping willows are my favorite too! When we built our house, it was my only request to plant one in our backyard. So glad yours is standing tall. And thanks for the reminder God displays his Grace and goodness in our brokenness.

  16. Scars keep as reminders to make us strong and resilient. The fighting and resilient spirits keep us moving and walking with Jesus. Then we become overcomer and rewarded by His hidden Manna..

    Thank you for revealing scars. Pray Healing Grace with you always..