I lose a lot of hair daily.
Long, blonde strands are picked from the sink, the drain, the throw rugs, and my clothes, especially sweaters and my wool jacket. I quit wearing fleece because I ended up looking like a walking hairball.
Hair wraps around the vacuum cleaner roller and has to frequently be cut off. The vacuum cleaner is filled with hair. It used to gross out my MIL so much, she liked it when I combed my hair outside.
I always related it to my thyroid issues, but my Cosmetologist daughter reassured me it’s normal to lose hair. She quoted a cool statistic, which I promptly forgot in my panic over losing so much hair. I looked it up on the internet. The average person loses about 100 hairs a day.
It sounded like a lot, but I couldn’t accurately picture the size of a100 strand hairball.
I pulled out my hairbrush, the didn’t have the ambition to actually count them.
Besides, someone else is already doing that for me. No, not one of my kids, Someone else is in charge of hair counting.
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
You might be wondering, “Doesn’t have the Lord have anything better to do than count stray hairs? Like conquering evil and healing and saving souls?”
He counts hairs for a people who have a hard time counting on His Word.
The people in Luke 12 were worried about persecution, protection, possessions and provision, the same problems people have today. The Lord was impressing upon them He knows and He cares about every detail of their lives, and He has the capacity to handle them all.
If He knows some unimportant details, don’t you think He knows the important details?
If He notices that stray hair hanging on your left shoulder, don’t you think He notices the weight of cares pressing down, as well?
If He can keep track of about 100,000 strands of hair on the heads of 7 billlion people, can He not manage the affairs of their hearts and souls, as well?
Instead of a cause for worry, losing hair can be a cause for praise. Each loose strand reminds us that our heavenly Father is counting them to remind us we can count on Him.
As quickly as we cast off stray hairs, we should cast off stray worries.
I Peter 5:7
Cast all your cares upon Him,
for He cares for you.
Your hairbrush is preaching a sermon. Are ya’ hearing it?
Great reminder. I lose lots of hair every day. Now when worry sneaks in, I will smile, pull a hair or two off my sweater and thank God that He has my number. Thanks Mindy.
Cherrie Herrin-Michehl, MA, LMHC says
Great reminder that we are heard, thought of, and loved more than we can begin to grasp.
Judith Robl says
Absolutely beautiful devotion. Using an everyday item is a great tool. Well said all the way through.
Judith, thank you so much for stopping by today to visit my blog. Thank you for the sweet words of encouragement.
WOW!! It seems like I am loosing soooo much hair but because it is long, the strands are long, so it looks like so much more in the brush!! What I want to know is if you loose 100 hairs a day, how come my hair still looks long?! It is an amazing thing that I still have hair at all…and amazing that God is counting each hair. It boggles my brain!! Now, I just had a thought…shouldn’t we be thankful for that hair we lost? just for the mere fact that God counted it?? Maybe I should be thankful 100 times a day instead of for just looking for three things??
After I read your comment, I tried to find out how many hairs GROW each day. I only learned that the hair grows back in the same follicle. That’s why you and I aren’t bald. 🙂 I also think long hair shows up easily, cuz it just snakes around everything and washes down the drain easily. But, yet, we should be thankful 100 times a day!
You do an amazing job of taking every day life and telling a story and then tying it all in with the Lord and scripture. I love it! My hair used to be down past my bottom. I could sit on it. I used to think I was losing my hair and then I, too, found out that you can lose between 75-100 hairs a day and it’s fine. Because my hair was so long it just looked liked I’d be bald within the week, lol! Thanks so much for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!
Your link-up is so fun! I like meeting new bloggers each week and finding some fresh encouragement, so thanks for hosting!
Oh wow thank you! I struggle with worrying. =/ This was very good for me to read and I will be reading Luke 12!! I know better than to worry but it still creeps in… and then overtakes me…and then my imagination kicks in to help the worry and then… I just need to spend more time in Luke 12 and praying for the Lord to help me trust.
I kept thinking by the time I had known the Lord for several decades, worry would be a thing of the past. Instead, the trials of each year are DIFFERENT, so I just have to keep learning the same thing over for different situations. But, I still marvel over this verse as much as I did when I first read it over 30 years ago.
Thanks for stopping by today, Lindsay, and offering words of encouragement. Keep listening to those silent sermons around you!
Lindsay Cash says
Needed to hear this – thanks for posting!