Scars, decisions, failures, stumbling, the daily work of the job are all part of life. The old wounds are there and man must live with them. At times they still may ache, and the heart still feels it. A glance in the mirror, the scar is seen, the memory returns. There may even be once again the thought of remorse.
The aches come and I take some Advil, reach in the cabinet for the liniment, rub it on the aches, and hobble on, always forward. Thank the good Lord for that balm of Gilead for the aches of the soul. Look again in the mirror at that scar and instead of the guilt and pain of remorse, smile and remember the application of grace and mercy that soothed and healed when the wound was fresh. Yes, we must live with the old wounds, but even more important is that God's grace lives in us.
We live with the pains occurred on the trail of life, but we also have been covered with the grace of our Savior.