“But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Luke 12:7
In this scripture, we are made to realize our real and great value to God. In today’s world we are always measured by the wealth we have accumulated, the car we drive, the house we live in, the lifestyle we lead, the marks we get, etc. No one looks at our church going, truth speaking, obedient living and talking-Jesus life as one that is rich. When we go about our days, constantly judged by the world’s measurements, it is but natural that after a while with the constant feeling of falling short of the standards that the world has set, we begin to lose motivation in life, we may lose our gumption and start listening to the words of the world or the whispers of Satan. ‘You aren’t good enough to get married to this person.’,‘You aren’t beautiful enough to get the job you desire.’, ‘You aren’t bright enough to pass your exams.’, and so on. Those persecuted are tempted to give in to the feeling of being worthless and that no one cares for them. Yet a loving God in Heaven values each one. And God pays attention down to the last detail—numbering the hairs on your head! So don’t be intimidated by all this bully talk.
Does God know who you are? Did God create you? Does God know your future? Are you placing your trust in God for your future or in the words of the world? Who is able to give you that promotion despite all odds, who is able to give you the job even with lack of education qualifications, who is able to give you the wherewithal to remember details, comprehend and answer questions to gain excellence in results, who is able to find you the perfect spouse to support you through all your tomorrows, who is able to cure you of your illness and heal you completely from cancer, leukemia, bone disease or anything else? There is only one name – Jesus. The same Jesus who came to Earth to cast away your sins and your sickness, and for your Salvation. The same Jesus died on the Cross and rose again to do this for you. He overcame sickness and death for you.
People say that a redhead has about 90,000 hairs and a dark-haired person with 120,000 hairs. Yet it is only God who knows exactly how many hairs you have. If God knows this about you, He also knows ALL the important things. If Jesus can remember and feed sparrows that cost two pennies, if Jesus can number the hairs on your head, it is pretty clear that God will never forget you. There are few things worse than being forgotten. Your life is very precious and remembered before God. Don’t lose heart. God is more faithful and favorable than any father or husband. Believe, love, fear, obey, and pray to God, for God is your help, your very present help in times of trouble. You have nothing to fear. God is Jehovah Jireh – your provider!