The story starts with my hair.
If you know me, you know that I pride myself in having great hair. I always have it up in some new hairdo and I get compliments on the artistry and length of it. It’s down past my butt which is a personal, as well as spiritual, choice.
So it may come as a surprise to you when I say that my dilemma is that I’m unsatisfied with it. It’s highly damaged and lately it’s been getting relentlessly greasy. Part of this is from the daily use of hair spray, and even though I’ve stopped putting my fingers through it, it gets greasy even the very day I wash it. And yes, I shampoo twice. I also just moved into a house where the water is extremely hard, and I know that much of my problems could be solved with remedying the water in my home.
The extent of the damage is a terrible array of dead and split ends that have caused my hair to look uneven and fried. The normal hereditary traits of my hair are it being flat and without volume. This is usually counteracted by myself with hair spray and the reuse of the way my hair was trained the day before.
I was thinking about all of this today, as I was sulking in the mirror at my lackluster hair. The simple answer to my problem of dead and split ends is to cut my hair. I don’t want to do this. I refuse to do this for spiritual reasons, and nothing can change my mind on that. I thought about just getting it trimmed which I have done before and maybe that would help…just this once, ya know? But that won’t work, because it would only get bad again and I would only have to trim it again.
Then it dawned on me. I have a God who heals cancer, raises the dead, causes the blind to see, the lame to walk, and the deaf to hear. He performs weather miracles and political miracles, he does the impossible everyday.
How come I have never thought about asking him to heal my damaged hair? I have to admit, I laughed at the thought as soon as it crossed my mind. I immediately thought that such a petty thing was stupid to ask for and with all the other grand things he’s busy doing, why would he stop to cure my split ends? Moreover, to fix the hard water that’s causing it so much detriment?
On the other hand, is it not insulting to God to not hand over such a small bullet point on a list of lifetime long requests? How can I trust and have faith in him for large miracles if I don’t have trust of faith for him to perform small miracles like making my hair healthy again?
I want to encourage you to trust God to perform small miracles, because in trusting him you build your faith for the situations to come, and in those situations you might need a large miracle to be performed. Start trusting now. 😉
The story ends with me trusting that my hair (and water) will be miraculously cured.
“Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.” – John 16:24