Sometime last year I was going through calamity (my co worker and close friend who had been my partner on a project for 3 years and worked with everyday, took his life in the same week of my mother’s passing anniversary) This affected me remarkably and emotionally. I was in an awful place and I did not tell anyone. I just kept praying for strength and courage to keep on fight and not to give up. Then one morning I received a random text from one of my good/close friends that I hadn’t spoken to in a while(due to me avoiding people at that time). The text had a beautiful video with an uplifting words and he wrote “Reminding you how beautiful and strong you are. Turn every situation into a reason for a special outcome.”
Mind you, he had no idea what I was going through, but he reached out at much needed time with the words I desperately needed to hear! the beautiful words in the video and the text changed my mood instantly and made me so blissful, because I knew it was God showing me he heard my prayers.
Here is the full video By Sean Buranahiran
In the video there was one part that touched my heart and turned my sadness into joy and gave me inner peace. The part said “ when something has suffered damage and has a history, it makes it beautiful. Everything you are going through does not make your life uglier, although it may seem that way when we’re going though it. It’s up to you to choose to paint your struggles with Gold and make it beautiful. You are not broken beyond repair, you can pick yourself up and learn from what’s happened and become a better person from it.”
We all have a story and no one has a perfect life. We all go through hardships, but what I learned is to turn my scars into gold and wear them proudly and not let the struggle hold me captive. I also love sharing my stories to uplift or help anyone going through same things as me or helping someone who is facing tough time, for I believe that there is strength in uplifting other and in blessing we shall also be blessed.
I wanted to share this video for anyone who is ashamed of their scars or have been through heartbreak, grief or simply any sadness at all. May this video touch your heart as it did for me, and may you find strength to turn your pain into gold( like they fix a broken bowl in Japan) and not be a victim but a victor. Keep on fighting and never give up, wear your scars proudly as budge of honor that whatever you have been through have made you the strong, fearless and amazing person you are today, and pray always( I love to pray or use bible verse to help me with whatever I encounter).
Here are couple Bible verse that helps me daily and hopefully you can use them as well if you don’t already have a way that works for you.
- John 16:33“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
- Deuteronomy 28:13 “The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.”
Stay blessed, bisou 🙂