Grace To The Gray

“Is that a gray hair?”

I leaned closer into the mirror to give it a yank. Talk about mixed emotions-“that is a gray hair!!”

I began to calculate my youth immediately in my head. “I’m too young!?”, God I CANNOT go gray.”  Turning to the side to assess the rest of my head I mumbled, “what is happening to you?”

But then I heard the Lord say-“what’s wrong with gray hair? Do you think I give them out easily?”

Proverbs 16:31 Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.

“Well maybe it’s not so bad.”

I thought about all the hidden troubles in having this gray hair. It was almost a life changing experience-but it hit me. I’m twenty-two years old and I’ve gone through some pretty rough things-things that have helped me to learn and things that have changed my heart and helped me to grow. GOD kept me.Sure things are tough at times but when I think about the roughest path I’ve had to walk, I have to accept that There are far more worst things that I didn’t see, that GOD and GOD alone has protected me from.

“James 3:17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable,gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.”

I then understood that where I am in my life- this gray hair marks my progress. It is GOD’s simple way of saying, “My how you’ve grown.” And grown in his grace and wisdom.

So in that case-I’m glad that he decided to give me grace and a gray hair.

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