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Hey guys! 

I was thinking over the past couple of months about how thankful I am for my scars. Yes, you read that right: my scars. 

I look at my scars every morning and I remember where I’ve been. God has brought me through some pretty messed up stuff. Like when I was born, my main artery in my body was too narrow, and I had to have heart surgery. My diaphragm also had a hole in it that had to be repaired. 

I also have mental and emotional scars. These are caused by death, betrayal, molestation, and other things. Some are fresher than others, some even still hurt and bleed a little. But that’s when I thank God for all he has brought me through. My scars — physical or not — have made my life what it is, good or bad.

Another set of scars that I’m thankful for are not mine but Jesus’! What He went through on the cross made it possible for us to live in the assurance that we are His children! 

Cuts hurt and bleed and are messy, but when it heals you can look at the scar and remember how God brought you through and it will remind you that He will do it again. 

Remember, God loves you and so do I!

Hannah Benson — known for her big heart, her kindness, and her eagerness to serve — is the author of the Overcoming Autism blog.

Hannah was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 14, and now uses this media platform as a way to reach out to those living with Autism and other handicaps. Hannah shares tips and coping skills for those with Autism and for family and friends of those who have been diagnosed; she also relates her life to stories in the Bible and chronicles the lessons she’s learned along her journey.

Hannah Benson can be found on Instagram @hannah_benson94 or on Facebook on the Overcoming Autism Hannah’s Story.

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