“And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.” Zechariah 13:6, KJV.

I’m going to assume that every person reading this devotion has been internally scarred or wounded at some point in your life. Either you have experienced betrayal, broken promises, or maybe even abuse.

If you are the person who looks at themselves in the mirror and sees a reflection of a woman who is scarred and defective looking back at you, this post is for you. You are more than the sum your sin—you are more than those awful words someone spoke into your life—and you are more than that bad relationship. Please know that you are worth fighting for and you deserve the ardent love of God.

You Are A Warrior

You are a woman who is still standing and a woman who is called by God. I think you—yes you—are a warrior.

The pain you have endured is indicative of the dimension God desires to take you.

Our God has felt pain; His friends and family forsook Him, and He felt lonely… just like we have. The God we serve has gone through the things we have gone through. He loves you so much and wants you to know that you are not alone.

Prayer: Lord, show me who I am through Your word and transform the way I think. Show me that You have a purpose in everything I have experienced in my life. Heal me from the inside out.


Angela Overton is a lover of words, nature, and coffee. She is an ordained minister with the UPCI, has a Masters Degree in Theology, and loves to teach Bible studies. She and her amazing husband, Michael, pastor in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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    Powerful reflection. I am happy to know that all the things that have happened to me are helping me by God’s grace to be shaped and melded into what he wants me to be.