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The Details


I saw six in the bathroom sink.  I found two on my sweater and four in my hair brush.  This leaves me with 137,817 strands of hair left on my head.  Okay, so maybe I don’t know how many I am sportin’ around but God does.

But the very hairs on your head are all numbered.~Matthew 10:30

Every time I stop, I mean actually stop and think about this verse, I get tears in my eyes.  God is carefully watching over me and loves me so intimately that every single strand of hair on my head is counted.  I want you to think about the person you love the most…the one who you would lay your life down for.  Do you know how many hairs are on their head?  Do you even care?

Most of us don’t have the time or the desire to count the hairs on the head of someone else (or on our own for that matter).  I love my husband intimately and more than any other person on this earth, but I do not have the hairs on his head counted.  I can’t imagine how difficult it would be for him to try to count mine–I lose so many throughout the day that he would have to count, recount, start over, and subtract every couple of hours because I’m constantly losing strands here and there.   Yet, God takes the time and even has the desire to know the smallest details of our lives, right down to how many are left and how many are growing back.  Nothing gets past Him.

When Jesus said in Matthew 10:30, “But the very hairs on your head are numbered”, He wanted you and I to know that He is very interested in us, and has an intimate knowledge that no one else knows or can fathom.  You may feel forgotten but you are not.  You may feel like your problems are overlooked, but they are not.  God is for you.  He hears your heart cry for a baby.  He knows the pain you have in your body, the financial stress that keeps you up at night, and the hurts you keep hidden in your heart.  He watches and catches as every tear falls down your cheek.  It’s amazing to know that we are not just a face in the crowd or a number waiting for our turn in line.  We are His very own.  

Matthew 10:30 is proof that you are so valuable to Him and He is so absorbed in you.  He is the Almighty, but also your Poppa God who has all the time for you, as if no one else mattered or existed.  He desires and waits for you to approach Him and crawl up in His lap and rest in His love.  So, despite the mess you might feel like you are in, know that God is faithful, merciful, and gracious.  He is for you and wants to meet your every need and make your life B-E-A-utiful!


“You Are for Me”

So faithful. So constant.
So loving and so true.
So powerful in all You do.

You fill me. You see me.
You know my every move
and You love for me to sing to You.

I know that You are for me.
I know that You are for me.
I know that You will never,
forsake me in my weaknesses

I know that You have come now,
even if to write upon my heart.
To remind me who You are.

So patient, So gracious,
So merciful and true…
So wonderful in all You do.
You know me. You see me.
You know my every move.
You love for me to sing to You

Lord, I know that You are for me.
I know that You are for me.
I know that You will never,
forsake me in my weaknesses.
I know that You have come now,
even if to write upon my heart.

20 thoughts on “The Details”

    1. no problemo! I was just standing in my bathroom this morning and noticed all of the hair strands laying around. I couldn’t help but think of this bible verse. How many strands do we lose throughout the day but always has them counted. love it!

  1. Beyond thankful to have found your blog. I can’t say that enough. Our struggle has been a secret for so long – not just in that we weren’t telling people we were TTC but in that I’ve refused to find people on this same journey. Ive been in denial about it in so many ways. It feels good to get it all out there and to know that God can use this journey to grow me closer to Him and to encourage others. Thank you for beig so willing to share your heart and your story.

    1. I am so glad! God did not give me infertility. I know the devil did, but God is so awesome and if we allow Him, He can turn what the devil meant for harm for our good and His glory! I wasn’t wanting to let it all out (air my dirty laundry) to the world…and I especially was hesistate to tell ANYONE that God told me i would have a son and to name him Josiah. Most people would think this is cookoo. But I realized that if I kept it to myself then what faith is that? If I waited until after Josiah came and then tried to tell my story would people be as amazed at God? So I decided to let it all out. lol! I’m so glad you have too. It really is refreshing!

  2. Good stuff!!! I love this verse! I also love in Psalms where it says He knows EVERY word before it even leaves are tongue! Crazy, right?! Great stuff, and PS LOVE that you posted Gateway church’s worship, was just there last weekend! xoxo

    1. I know right?! I know that I go through my day and “know” this, but to actually STOP and THINK about it just blows my mind. I love that he watches me ever so closely because of His great love for me. 🙂

    1. i know right?!?! I watch her and think…”God, I would have liked her voice.” LOL! But then I was reminded that I might have a trait she wishes she had, so I had to let go of my jealousy…that is, until I watched the video again. lol!

  3. I have been a terrible commenter recently. SO sorry!! I’m so glad to have found you through Caroline and have been enjoying each post, even when I haven’t commented. God is so good! How amazing to know that He knows and cares about every detail of our lives, from the biggest to the infinitesimally small.

    1. I know right?! Every time I see a strand of hair fall now, I can’t help but smile knowing that He still knows 🙂

    2. I know right?! Every time I see a strand of hair fall now, I can’t help but smile knowing that He still knows the number I have left 🙂 SO amazing!

  4. Elisha, I struggle with something different from most of you. This post brought tears to my eyes and reminded me how much our God loves us. Thanks for all the encouragement that you give to everyone. 🙂

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