Linda and Jen Barrick from Hope Out Loud ministry are an inspiring mother-daughter duo who have overcome physical scars and found a new purpose in life. In 2006, they were involved in a tragic car accident that left Linda with life-threatening injuries and Jen with a traumatic brain injury. As they began the long road to recovery, Linda and Jen faced many physical scars and limitations that threatened to hold them back. But through their faith in God, they found the strength to overcome these challenges and find a new purpose in life. The verse below reminds us that physical scars do not define who we are. As women, you can often feel defined by your physical appearance, but Linda and Jen’s story is a powerful reminder that your true beauty comes from within.
Psalm 139:14 (NLT)
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
So, What… for This Week?
If you’re struggling with physical scars, take a cue from Linda and Jen and start by focusing on God’s truth. Spend time in prayer and study His word to gain a better understanding of His love for you. Look for opportunities to serve others and share your story of how God has worked in your life. Remember that physical scars do not have to hold you back from being all that God wants you to be. With His help, you can overcome these challenges and find a new purpose in life. Let Linda and Jen’s story serve as a reminder that God is always with us, even in our darkest moments.