I have scars,
Oh yes, I have many scars,
From things I shouldn't have done.
Things that seemed right at the moment,
But in the end,
All it did was cause me more grief.
My thoughts turned to actions,
Which gave me these scars,
That I am ashamed of.
I did it to escape for a moment,
Escape the tormenting thoughts that filled my head,
But now it reminds me of the thoughts I wanted gone.
I was so dependent on my physical suffering,
That when I stopped the physical harm,
The mental half of it went insane.
Occasionally I would slip,
And created more unwanted scars.
I used to think each one was for a sin,
But I never needed to do it,
Because God sent His Son to take it away,
To take away all my sin so I wouldn't have to be hurting.
But I chose to do it,
I was destroying God's creation,
His creation that He put together so carefully.
I was created in His image,
And I used to and sometimes still do hate myself.
But hating the way I look,
Is hating my creator in a way.
It makes God sad when we choose to hurt ourselves.
We have been Fearfully and Wonderfully created.
Jesus received the Ultimate scars,
So we wouldn't have to have scars.
If that makes sense.
We don't need to give ourselves scars for our sins,
Jesus took the punishment for us.
I know that it's hard to stop once you've started,
Because that voice in your head says "Just once more.",
But it's never enough to satisfy that voice.
That voice is the voice of the Enemy.
The devil wants us to hate ourselves,
It's because we were made in the Image of God.
And the Enemy knows that God has already won.
To all of you who struggle with self harm,
You aren't alone.
Seek help from family, friends, and God.
God can help you overcome your battle,
He is helping me overcome mine.
We are Warriors.
We need to stand firm and tell those bad voices "No!".
We need to try our hardest to stop the harm.
Because we aren't just hurting ourselves.
We are hurting our friends and family too.
God tells us to be "Strong and Courageous",
And that means telling the devil "NO!,
I will not destroy myself, for I am a Child of God,
and I am Fearfully and Wonderfully made,
You have no power over me, Go back to the Underworld where you belong!
I am More than my scars!"