Finally! The moment I’ve been waiting for—I’m done with physical therapy for today. I know physical therapy is supposed to help you, but why does it have to hurt so bad? After having surgery, I developed scar tissue surrounding my surgery incision and in my knee..which is to be expected. To prevent the scar tissue from building up and constricting the mobility of my leg, my physical therapist enjoys the privilege of torturing me for thirty minutes of breaking and stretching through my scar tissue. If you’ve ever broken a leg or an arm, you know how bad this hurts. The amazing thing is, although stretching through scar tissue is often really painful, once the tissue is broken down and dissolved, the pain begins to dissipate making it easier to heal.
Of course there is a life lesson in everything that we go through.
Sometimes life can hurt—leaving us wounded, bruised and broken. With each punch and each broken bone, we develop scar tissue that constricts us from healing and progressing forward. The scar tissue is painful, ugly, and hard to treat. But in order to find peace, you have to push and struggle through the pain. Even though the pain hurts really…really…really bad. Sometimes the scar tissue is so thick or painful that we need the help of a ‘physical therapist’ to stretch and treat our wounds for us…for some this is family, friends, church/God or even a licensed therapist.
The good news is, you will make it through! It’s like pulling off an old band-aid. It pulls and stings, but oh the relief you get once it’s finally off. I don’t know what your ‘scar tissue’ is right now, but I encourage you to press on through the pain. Meditate in your thoughts and speak strength, encouragement and recovery into your own life. Seek help—whether it’s from a close friend or family member, or an actual therapist who can guide you through whatever it is that’s troubling you.
It may not seem like it, but with time, it will get better. The scar will begin to heal. While you will never be the same, you will be just as great—as if you were never broken. So push on through the pain and heal…soon you will be running and jumping and succeeding in the life you were called for.
“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”