Hair, Faith and Hope

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It never ceases to amaze me how people will come out of the woodwork and attack you for your faith, especially when they think it’s faith for something “silly.”

I’ve watched videos of people sharing how they are trusting and have prayed to God for long hair. I even made one of those videos myself. The hecklers emerged. They laugh at us and they say things like:

“How selfish. You should be praying for someone other than yourself.” (like they ever pray for others)

“You should pray for something more meaningful.”

“It’s just hair. How stupid to pray about it.”

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Hair is obviously not a topic that is important to all but what’s small fries to you may be a big deal to me just  like something you may big and important may be less than to me. Who’s to decide when and how we should go about believing God? Our hope can be in nobody but Him so why not use our faith for EVERYTHING we need in our lives, including our hair?

Faith was not given to us just for the big problems in life. God is pleased when we have faith for what are seemingly little things. It shows that we totally rely on Him for every aspect of our life.  Our hope for breathing and seeing and walking and talking is in Him just like our hope for losing weight and having long hair is in Him. It’s all important to the Father God that created us.

If that’s not a convincing enough argument for you to continuing the hope and having faith in God for the desired head of hair you would like to see some day, then consider some of what God has said Himself about hair in the Bible:

1 Corinthians 11:15 ESV

But if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her for a covering.

Proverbs 16:31 NIV

Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness.

Matthew 10:30 AMP

 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered [for the Father is sovereign and has complete knowledge].

Luke 21:18 KJV

But not an hair of your head will perish.

There are many more scriptures in the Bible that touch on the subject of hair and how it is to be managed but for the sake of faith and hope for our hair, this is enough Word to boost your faith to believe God for a beautiful head of hair. Also, notice how I shared different scripture variations.

A Prayer for Our Hair

Creator of Heaven and Earth, thank you for my beautiful covering no matter the thickness or length. Let it reflect all your goodness and love for me. In Jesus Name. Amen.

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Michelle Smith
Michelle is a Christian special needs mom residing in the NYC area who shares useful tips to grow and maintain fine natural hair. She's a published author and Creator of Fine Natural Hair and Faith, inspiring others with faith for living along side knowledge on how to care for their "crown."

4 thoughts on “Hair, Faith and Hope

  1. Wow that’s sad people can’t let you alone for something so small as your own hair. Maybe they are jealous they don’t have a Father that loves them so much he cares about the tiniest of details of their lives. One of my closest moments with God was when I was a young single mom and didn’t have $5 to my name. One day years ago all I could think about was how much I wanted McDonald’s. I fantasized about fries and a cheeseburger but I couldn’t afford it. It had been a particularly rough season financially. After an exhausting day of work I picked my daughter up at the babysitter. How surprised I was when she told me they had gone to McDonald’s and she bought some just for me! I cried all the way home. That God would love me through something that seemed so insignificant to others just overwhelmed me. He was telling me he heard me even when I wasn’t speaking and that he cares for me and is watching over me. Almost 20 years later and it still brings me to tears. I pray others will come to know our father. It’s so easy to mock what you haven’t experienced for yourself.

    1. I think for the most part, people are just ignorant. Let it roll right off your back.
      It’s a wonderful thing how the Lord cares about every little detail of our lives 🙂 Your story is touching and while it may seem silly to some, all that matters is that it was something to you. No, you didn’t need McDonalds. It wasn’t a necessity but it was a desire. One that you were blessed to have fulfilled. Now, don’t eat it anymore. It’s crap 🙂

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