“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” -Oprah Winfrey
You know that a soldier has been through something when he has the battle scars to prove it. The soldier wears the battle scars like the Presidential Medal of Freedom; the battle scars are as much a part of him as a birthmark. Throughout life you too fight battles that only scar you: so-called friends betray you, unexpectedly you’re unemployed, or sickness afflicts you. Although battle scars may always be visible, God can take the pain they brought away. Ultimately battle scars strengthen your faith, and true faith will set you free.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds (Psalm 147:3, ESV).