Mandisa - What Scars Are For Lyrics




These scars aren’t pretty
But they’re a part of me
And will not ever fade away
These marks tell a story
Of me down in the valley
And how You reached in with Your grace
And healed me

They remind me of Your faithfulness
And all You brought me through
They teach me that my brokenness
Is something You can use
They show me where I’ve been and
That I’m not there any more
That’s what scars, that’s what scars are for
what scars are for

Erase, rewind
Wish I could every time
The hurt, the pain cuts so deep
But when I’m weak You’re strong
And in Your power I can carry on
And my scars say that You won’t ever leave

They remind me of Your faithfulness
And all You brought me through
They teach me that my brokenness
Is something You can use
They show me where I’ve been and
That I’m not there any more
That’s what scars, that’s what scars are for

I see it on the cross
The nails You took for me
Scars can change the world
Scars can set me free

They remind me of Your faithfulness
And all You brought me through
They teach me that my brokenness
Is something You can use
They show me where I’ve been and
That I’m not there any more
That’s what scars, that’s what scars are for
They show me that’s what scars are for
What scars are for
What scars are for





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  1. persia Franklin

    My scars tell a story of survival, and what faith it's able to do, but in the end actions turn into purpose.😁❤️

  2. Joanna 09

    This song reminds me of Jesus’ scars that are part of us because we are the reason for that. And also those people who cut themselves because of depression. Their scars means that they have been there but not anymore. They overcame because Jesus delivered them.

  3. pamela williamson

    CAN'T FIGHT A BATTLE THAT'S ALREADY BEEN WON!!!!!!!!!!111+!♥️🙏♥️🙏♥️🙏🤯

  4. pamela williamson

    SCARS MADE YOU WHO YOU ARE; WITH GOD'S HELP YOU SURVIVED THESE SCARS!!!!!!!!!!!1111!🙏♥️🙏♥️🙏♥️🙏♥️🙏♥️

  5. Alexandria Brugger

    Who else hears this song and gets emotional thinking about the crucifixion

  6. Kristy Pierce

    Not a cutter, just emotional wounds. Feel alone a lot 😞 been hating myself lately

  7. Richard Taylor

    I hate when people sing about scar's. To many scar's in the world. Some can be shown and Some are hiding scar's. Feeling alone when no one will help you when you fall that is a scar. Taking a hell of a beating that will show scar's. So I have my plenty of fair share of scar's. But You don't see me singing about it. Then again I would make a fuckin movie out of it. To show people CPS and DCF is not good for children. And for the person who cried over reading my profile. I can say sorry for that making you cry but fuck it make a movie out of it and see how many people won't cry over it be a game of a movie. To see who will cry and who won't cry over it.

  8. Shirley Giordano

    God is still healing me from my scars. Thankyou, Mandisa. I love your voice, your truth.

  9. Grace Dunham

    Great song. I had 2 surgeries and I do believe that is what scares are for.

  10. We The People Studios Inc.

    I wish I had scars

  11. Eduardo Merino

    Praise to the Lord he loves us all. #IAmProudOfMyScars

  12. Calvin Shaw

    scars in this case are talking about life scars that stick with you, and how God uses those to bring us to him.
    they are also life experiences that we suffer, and that are with us for the rest of our lives.

  13. Joyce Huggins

    Our scars really do help us threw life.Think about it. Its what you have gone threw that allows us to help others.

  14. Marijane Mayorga

    I love it so much don't stop please do more .😍😍😙😙😘😜😜

  15. Christian Music Rocks Official

    First time listening to this song on July 2, 2019

  16. NovaStar Explosion

    A very encouraging song! I love your songs and they helped me so much. Thank you so much! Continue doing what you love

  17. Moreen MUA

    I love this song 🙏!!!

  18. alexandra singler

    This is what scars are for

  19. Eduardo Merino

    Mandisa is a Queen #IamProudofWhoIam

  20. emma chamberlain

    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVEX

  21. FireBEASTLING :p

    I have battle scars from when I had rocky mountain spotted fever when I was a baby I am thankful that God gave me a second chance in life i am proud honour our God each day and thank him that I blessed be with my family

  22. Tonya Soape

    This song is amazing!

  23. Kiki

    God bless this woman for making such beautiful songs

  24. just Mo

    Beautiful 😍 thank you Jesus coz you died on the cross for my sins,that's what scars are for 🙏❤👏

  25. kéren hapuque santos

    #Mandisa

  26. Marcela Montemayor

    I have scars of my dialasis but he pull me throw and give me a second chance with kidney transplant thank you jesus my dearest friend amen

  27. Bob Joe

    Loved dis u inspire me....😢 sorry I just...... I can't u have been a real help in my life!! Love u

    Edit. My point is I love her and her music and her faith sooo much it brings me to tears...

  28. Unicorn fluff

    Mandisa's songs made me colser to GOD

  29. Bloom Potato

    This is the anthem of all of us who have PTSD
    Thank you for bringing me this far, Lord.

  30. Soul Bae

    This song made me think about what I've gone thru, being in the watch house because of wounding that I've done....so I turned to Lord and told Him I don't want to live this life anymore...I thank God for directing me on the right path again.😇

  31. Adrienne Bailey

    I wish I could put this song on repeat so I could listen to it all day at work.

  32. Bruno Andrade

    Mandisa 2019! 🙏

  33. Elizabeth Martinez

    I HAVE MANY...🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟👀😍😗😘😇🕊🌹🌹🌹BLESSINGS 💖

  34. April Robinson

    These scars are apart of my testimony of the love that jesus has for us all

  35. Isaac Newton

    Plz guys pray for me .i am in bad habit addiction

  36. Ruth Ann Aviles

    💯❤️

  37. rockzulla

    THANKS FOR POSTING I LOVE HER VOICE.

  38. TBrusk Versace

    Pray for me plz. Been thinking about the same girl since 10. She became a obsession, a beautiful one. A love so innocent and true. By high school she was back in my life, but I was shy. I pursued her and it freaked her out. Then I spent 3 years in a cart pushing job grieving😭 I found God in that parking lot. I fixed myself up, lost that job, went back to college and got into fitness. Not for just her, for God, for me. And now I met her on social media, wanted her to trust me again, but I pushed too hard. She knows my heart though, knows the grace I feel for her and believe. But have to move on and I don’t know how. How can she even live with this😞? Plz God, tell me all those days of “love” and tears weren’t for nothing. I will always love Lisa🌸, even after I find another. So sad.

  39. Michelle George

    I'm 1 month clean now :)

  40. Time Walker

    Tru Mandisa, I love this song it makes me feel better that I cry in the most wonderful way.😍

  41. Mary Nongphlang

    I love your songs it makes me alive praise God

  42. KowareYasui Mesume

    Mandisa’s songs are so powerful and I relate to many of them. Growing up in the difficult conditions I did it was not easy. Everyone sees my scars from when I was a cutter, my life got to me so much I wanted to give up. He really did bring me through and now I work with the young children of my church and teach others from my experiences. His faithfulness and love are great you just don’t always think they are there but they are. My scars are gone and in their place are the stories, the stories of my troubles and how god has healed me.

  43. Lucinda P Woodtor

    he turned my pain's into blessings and he can do the same for you

  44. Raissa Caba

    I love how you use things that everyone has(like scars) to talk about God

  45. Shannah Mari

    This gave me courage

  46. Don Pierre

    These scars aren’t pretty
    But they’re a part of me
    And will not ever fade away
    These marks tell a story
    Of me down in the valley
    And how You reached in with Your grace
    And healed me
    They remind me of Your faithfulness
    And all You brought me through
    They teach me that my brokenness
    Is something You can use
    They show me where I’ve been
    And that I’m not there any more
    That’s what scars, that’s what scars are for
    What scars are for
    Erase, rewind
    Wish I could every time
    The hurt, the pain cuts so deep
    But when I’m weak
    You’re strong, and in Your power I can carry on
    And my scars say that You won’t ever leave
    They remind me of Your faithfulness
    And all You brought me through
    They teach me that my brokenness
    Is something You can use
    They show me where I’ve been
    And that I’m not there any more
    That’s what scars, that’s what scars are for
    I see it on the cross
    The nails You took for me
    Scars can change the world
    Scars can set me free
    They remind me of Your faithfulness
    And all You brought me through
    They teach me that my brokenness
    Is something You can use
    They show me where I’ve been
    And that I’m not there any more
    That’s what scars, that’s what scars
    You show me that’s what scars are for
    What scars are for yeah
    What scars are for (What scars are for)

  47. W SG

    BIG FAT GIRL!! WOW!!

  48. Janet Miller

    If we didn't have scars we wouldn't know that God could heal, be it physical or emotional, ourselves or someone else...Amen!

  49. Tara Wynde Collins

    I listened to this song in my recovery class and I looked at the scars on my heart and mind that my mental health issues left and the scars my addictions with my health left on my baby boy and I prayed and prayed and promised God that I would stay clean this time and vowed to make amends with my son for the rest of his life

  50. SubjectTea9 2

    I was once caught up in sexual sin. I was homosexual, demon possessed, and I watched pornography. When I was at the darkest point in my life, I cried out to God. He reached down His loving hands and pulled me out of the abyss of sin. He removed the demons from me and set me free.

    "Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I." Isaiah 58:9

    I no longer am homosexual, and I no longer watch pornography. I occasionally have lustful thoughts, which is temptation from the devil, but I can overcome them with the help of God. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

    Today I have been feeling shameful for my past, but then God reminded me of 1 Corinthians 6:9 - 6:1;

    "9 Don't you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don't fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, 10 or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people--none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. 11 Some of you were once like that. *But you were CLEANSED; you were MADE HOLY; you were made RIGHT with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.*"

    God showed me through my scars that though, yes, I was once homosexual and lustful, and though I did watch pornography in the past, that I am no longer like that. That is no longer me.

    And God reminded me that He is using me to minister to those struggling with sexual sin!

    My scars aren't pretty, but they tell a story of me down in the valley, and how God reached down with His Grace and healed me. They remind me of His Faithfulness and all He brought me through! They teach me that my brokenness is something He can use! They show me where I've been, and that I'm NOT there anymore! That's what scars, God shows me that THAT'S WHAT SCARS ARE FOR!

    God bless you, Mandisa, and God bless everyone listening to this wonderful song! I'm praying for everyone who is struggling with sin, please do the same. Thank you!

  51. Beth Stone

    This must have made some people feel convicted to give it a thumbs down. Sad. Praying for them.

  52. Zariah Vela

    AMEN this is so to true , I've never looked at it as this but this is the first time I've heard of this song I love this point of view

  53. Sonia James

    Oh It's an awesome song. Lovely. I loved it. God bless the whole team.....😘😘😘😘

  54. KawaiiBreezy_yTube Drawz and Singz!

    I cried to this song because I get abused by people and it is like I am a ghost and I try, try to kill myself but then I realize that God will not make me commit suicide because maybe I have a purpose in life so I trust and believe in god that he will protect me and I am not scared of anything anymore. What scars are for

  55. Anna Swinner

    I used to cut myself and I have lots of scars

  56. Allison Roach

    people act as though i should be ashamed of my scars im not because of this songs and because they say i made it through a time i never thought i would

  57. Brianca Goff

    i love this song it maens alot to me

  58. Brian Boley

    http://brianboleysermons.blogspot.com/2017/03/seeing-and-healing.html

  59. Christopher Adams

    This song reminds me of my fiancée she has a lot of scars and I tell her that they mean that God is always there

  60. cyberboy5red

    Hey guys, I have a prayer request for the salvation of this guy I graduated high school with in 2016 named Ben. Would mean a lot to me if you were to join me in prayer for his salvation.

  61. NovaStar Explosion

    Great message. God reached in and healed me. I cried. Thank you God for everything and mandisa.

  62. Megan March

    my song defeats death. if youd sing for me its free to you to use. and yeah my medical record and scars ALL tell story and the tatto fiddle on my left hip keeps me grounded. till i dance with jesus that is. i soar. god bless. ill dance sing. im jesus name. Amen

  63. Megan March

    another one years ago i stole aka inspired me to do a part two. but my journey even I had to fall to extreme illness before I WAS blessed to speak on lords behalf keys.

  64. Anderson Jesus

    Amo as musicas da Mandisa

  65. Garden of Perfume

    These scars aren’t pretty
    But they’re a part of me
    And will not ever fade away
    These marks tell a story
    Of me down in the valley
    And how You reached in with Your grace
    And healed me

    They remind me of Your faithfulness
    And all You brought me through
    They teach me that my brokenness
    Is something You can use
    They show me where I’ve been and
    That I’m not there any more
    That’s what scars, that’s what scars are for
    what scars are for

    Erase, rewind
    Wish I could every time
    The hurt, the pain cuts so deep
    But when I’m weak You’re strong
    And in Your power I can carry on
    And my scars say that You won’t ever leave

    They remind me of Your faithfulness
    And all You brought me through
    They teach me that my brokenness
    Is something You can use
    They show me where I’ve been and
    That I’m not there any more
    That’s what scars, that’s what scars are for

    I see it on the cross
    The nails You took for me
    Scars can change the world
    Scars can set me free

    They remind me of Your faithfulness
    And all You brought me through
    They teach me that my brokenness
    Is something You can use
    They show me where I’ve been and
    That I’m not there any more
    That’s what scars, that’s what scars are for
    They show me that’s what scars are for
    What scars are for
    What scars are for

  66. Agora Comento

    Minha amiga acaba de falecer e essa música está mim trazendo tanto conforto....

  67. WolfGirlBeLike

    I love how even though there are scars, God takes our pain so that the scars don't hold the same meaning, instead of a bad reminder of our past, it's a reminder of how He brought us out of it.

  68. Lisa Denton

    I have scars from my cancer and I'm terminal but still fighting

  69. xyz zyx

    Hi everybody. I've got this one friend. He's a really nice, smart 18 years old guy. And I really want him to experience Christ and to have strong relationship with him, just like Paul or Peter, the thing is that he doesn't have this relationship. Please pray for him. God bless you all.

  70. Michael San Nicolas

    I like your voice ....sing good

  71. This is Lynn

    God bless you gal

  72. Anna Grabeel

    Scars aren't just the wounds we did to the outside that the world sees, wounds can go much deeper than skin. Loss of hope, family and overwhelming loneliness are the wounds that Gods love overcomes. His victory makes you stronger, proof of his love he sees in you, not your scars
    .

  73. Kristen Castilleja

    I have so many scars that I use to ashamed of them and now I'm proud of them because they show how strong I am. I have scars on my head from six brain surgeries. I have scar on my back from heart surgery, I have scars on my stomach from brain surgery and I have scars on my legs from cerebral palsy surgery. Im proud of them. They are badge of honor!

  74. Veronica Rotari

    God blase you , Mandisa. You are a star!!! God is our creator!!!!

  75. Ayana Morgan

    My scars from neck and chest surgery due to an enlarged thyroid, shows me I have been through something that God brought me through. Praise the Lord Jesus!

  76. FREEDOM WITH JESUS

    I have many scars, physical and emotional and even mental scarring, My friends call them battle scars,

    I was a Self Mutilator, My Physical Scars were made by me, I would slice my skin trying to escape my Inner Turmoil , I hate to say this now but I Would sit and watch myself Bleed and loved it, I would do it most when I would get flashbacks of my abusers sexually abusing me when I was a Child
    BUT JESUS SAVED ME. I am not dead, and I do not hurt from the abuses, HE has bigger plans for me.

    i lived in a world at one time that i thought that death was the only way, that i hated my life more than anything, i envied my friends that died, and was angry at some of my friends because their lives looked so perfect,

    i used to believe that i was such a burden on my family, so i thought the best thing i can do is leave them, i was unsuccessful 3 times, after being fired for what they said that i was too stupid to work there, i sat on the train tracks for 3 hours waiting to be run over. when i got up and walked to Tim Hortons; defeated i sat in there and had an iced capp, just as i begin to sip it the train went by.

    The LORD Saved me, I could of died that day,
    but HE had plans for me.

    I have Over Dosed on Drugs and still the LORD saved me! I could of died from the PCP, but HE Saved me!

    When I turned 30 I wanted to Transition to become a male, I was making appointments, binding down my chest, wearing packers, trying to looks as much as a male as I possibly can, Getting Ready For Testosterone Shots

    IF GOD DID NOT INTERVENE I WOULD OF BEEN a DUDE,

    I THANK HIM FOR HEALING ME, HEALING MY SCARS
    FOR HEALING MY WOUNDS, That I could not heal myself no matter how Hard I tried, I couldn't heal myself, alcohol,drugs, self medication even suicide, i couldn't
    ONLY JESUS CAN! ONLY JESUS CAN HEAL US!

    I Give ALL THE GLORY, HONOUR AND PRAISE TO HIM

    Jeremiah 29:11-13 New King James Version (NKJV)
    11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.

    Jehovah Rapha (The Lord That Heals)

    El Shaddai (Lord God Almighty)
    El Elyon (The Most High God)
    Adonai (Lord, Master)
    Yahweh (Lord, Jehovah)
    Jehovah Nissi (The Lord My Banner)
    Jehovah-Raah (The Lord My Shepherd)
    Jehovah Rapha (The Lord That Heals)
    Jehovah Shammah (The Lord Is There)
    Jehovah Tsidkenu (The Lord Our Righteousness)
    Jehovah Mekoddishkem (The Lord Who Sanctifies You)
    El Olam (The Everlasting God)
    Elohim (God)
    Qanna (Jealous)
    Jehovah Jireh (The Lord Will Provide)
    Jehovah Shalom (The Lord Is Peace)
    Jehovah Sabaoth (The Lord of Hosts)

  77. Elyssia Collett

    God is with you Mandisa!😇
    And he loves you!❤
    And I'm so proud of
    you!😊

  78. Elyssia Collett

    God will never abandon
    us. God told me not to be nervous.😀

  79. Elyssia Collett

    God bless Mandisa😇☺

  80. Elyssia Collett

    I TRUST in Jesus!😍😍❤❤❤❤💜

  81. Elyssia Collett

    I just LOVE this song or reminds me of when I'm going to see Jesus😇😍

  82. beulah shilpa

    How beautifully you are writing Songs. I like your songs n your Songs r saying how good our God is...

  83. Logan Mize

    ❤️🙏🏻

  84. Kassie Douglas

    it took the pain in my life for me to turn to Jesus

  85. Brian Hernandez

    what scars are for .Dios es amor

  86. Christina Smith

    I was born with a hole in my heart, and the doctors performed surgery on me and by them in God's hands. I survived. The doctors said I had 5% chance of living and God saved me. But by having surgery, I have a scar going from the end of neck down the middle of my chest to the start of my stomach. Through my younger years such as early teenage years. I was so ashamed of my scar, I hating God for letting it be so noticeable, and I would changed conversation when people would try to talk about it. It got to the point that it was a part of my depressing thoughts and led me to wanting to commit suicide. On the 10th of April 2014, God led me to Him. he took every suicide thought away and brought me comfort. I now embrace my scar and tell people about it. This song says all that I am feeling about God and what He has done for me.

    Also I love looking through the comments to see people of all ages, who know Christ and love their scars. Keep it up, beauties. Scars are beautiful, and they show everyone your strength not your weakness. 💜💞

  87. hellen nyangasi

    love this song

  88. chere lenz

    My scars are emotional mostly, but scars nonetheless; some healed, some not. Your music & words touch my heart. Thanks you for sharing with the world & of course, with me.

  89. Marie Ellis

    Please pray for my 9 year old. She just told me over the weekend she was thinking of suicide and cutting herself.She's an honor student and I never knew. I thought sh was ok. God Bless you all.

  90. CHANGE MY WORLD FOUNDATION

    AWE!GOD MAY YOU RICHLY CONTINUALLY BLESS TIS YOUR VESSEL,VOICE AND SERVANT MY HEROINE MANDISA FOR MINISRERING YOUR MESSAGE TO MY HUMBER SELF AS I GO THROUGH THE WALK OF LIFE.THIS IS FOR ME..THIS WHATS MY SCARS ARE..YES!WANNA SEE YOU FELLOEW OVERCOMER..SO EDIFIED!
    BLESS YOU WINNER!
    H.E

  91. Michelle Foster

    did mandesia cut? 😯

  92. Diana Barrios

    Te amo cómo a mi Elvis Preysler besooo

  93. pleniluneangel

    Penetrating!! "That's what scars are for!!!"

  94. Julian Nyagahima

    Only true surrender to the will of God without ulterior motives is what will get us to the finish line. In my weakness I trust in God to hold me up and my past falls to remind me not to err in the same way but learn. So indeed may my scars be a learning path to a better me !

  95. wanda fernandez

    I love my BURN SCARS they remind me of the life GOD help me saved. MY SON

  96. fiona gillett

    Beautiful song

  97. Martin Wanswett Jacob

    Love this song

  98. Lorna Okeyo

    these hard times am facing at the moment are my scars, but I believe in you I will overcome them and I will testify how faithful you are... they are really hardening me at the moment

  99. Tracy Krieg

    Beautiful!