Big Hair Days

God knows we all proceed through life one day at a time. No matter how much giddy-up we try to manufacture, there are some days the hurrier we go the behinder we get.

Then there are those awesome big hair days
when even your hair is confident.

I love big hair days. Those ‘up at the crack’ days when everything is feelin’ fine and your hair doesn’t just behave, it strikes a pose.

The sun is shining (or raining, if that’s what gets your juices going). The list is long but oh, that confident hair perched on top of that caffeine’d brain of yours moonwalks you through those to-do’s.

Conversations are pleasant, traffic moves in a serpentine flow with all green lights, and nobody’s given you the finger. It’s like the nice people are out en masse and your opinion actually matters to someone.

About the time I’m thinking I could get used to this, it’s tomorrow and someone forgot to tell my hair.

One look in the mirror and yesterday’s energetic ‘Yo’ is today’s pffffft. That burst of confidence just 24 hours ago feels more like a bad hair life today.

Feelings and hair can be so fickle.  

Which makes me grateful that our Creator remembers how He made us. Our feelings and our hair count change daily, but He never does. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. 1

The mathematician in Him is so accurate that he’s not only aware of our lack of confidence on those particularly ‘bad hair’ days, He’s keeping track of our tresses.

6 “What is the price of five sparrows? A couple of pennies? Not much more than that.
Yet God does not forget a single one of them. 7 And he knows the number of hairs on your head!
Never fear, you are far more valuable to him than a whole flock of sparrows.”
Luke 12:6-7 (TLB – The Living Bible)

I find it rather amazing that God lumps sparrows, some loose change, and our hair all together – the kinds of things that go into feathering a nest. He doesn’t forget the needs of a single tiny bird in the whole flock. And He doesn’t forget us, right down to the tiniest hairy detail.

Sometimes we just need to remind our hair and feelings that the sparrows fly anyway. And so can we.

‘Flock of Sparrows’

What truly evokes confidence in us has everything to do with how valuable we are to God and pretty much nothing to do with how much hair we have (or don’t have) or how it behaves on any given day.

I know. I love big hair days too and wish they were the norm far more than they are. So the moral of that little bit of birdseed is to enjoy them when they come!

On the days your hair and your soul has seemingly run out of enough hairspray’d confidence to make a difference, you have some options:

  • Even if your hair hasn’t shown up big, you still can. You can’t get back what you miss.
  • If it’s an under the weather day, even the birds know when to nestle in. Be in solidarity with the sparrows and remember that God hasn’t forgotten either of you. He remains faithfully faithful.
  • Put a hat on it and stick your head in the Word of God. Your sure confidence is waiting there.

If all else fails and it’s just a big hair day gone completely frizzy, flat or fluffy on ya, remember this:

The LORD’s kindness never fails!
If he had not been merciful,
we would have been destroyed.
The LORD can always be trusted
to show mercy each morning. 2

Especially when you’ve run out of enough AquaNet to pull off a big hair day.

I invite you to reach me here. My ‘salon’ is open – whether you’re having a big hair day or a bad hair life.

~ Nancy

1 Hebrews 13:8
2 Lamentations 3:22-23 CEV

Photo Credit: online wigs photos │ Pinterest ‘Flock of Sparrows’

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