So I lost my hair. It started off gradually five days ago and progressively got worse. Then suddenly it was Sunday and I was a hot mess. In an effort to outrace the worse loss I’ve experienced I asked my husband to shave the rest off after church service.
I wish I could say I felt better after church and that I had an epiphany; a revelation of sorts or a moment in which I truly understood. Circumstances have this ability to fog perspective.
Then I read my husbands church notes and something he wrote jumped out at me, “Psalm 139 I’m not worthless”. So I eagerly opened the Bible and turned to the Psalms. This is what I read and how God spoke to us.
God knows and understands us. He protects us. Where can we go from His spirit? We cannot to flee His presence. He is always with us. Even when darkness falls upon us He is with us. He created us in our mother’s womb and we were wonderfully made. Being yet unformed He saw us. He saw our substance and our worth. We are precious in His eyes.
My husbands words were true. We are not worthless. So as the hair started to fall I cried for just a moment. My family cried for just a moment but we did not unravel. We stood.
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. ~ Ephesians 6:13
Loss has this ability to rob us of our hope but if we stand, God’s word speaks truth. His love for us is everlasting.