When our Lord said that even the hairs of your head were numbered, He probably
did not mean to be taken literally. The number of hairs varies from person to
person. A dark haired person has about 100,000 hairs. Some people have none.
And such trivial matters are of little concern to God.

Surely Jesus was saying that God knows us intimately; knows us intimately even
though each one of us is different. He knows us so well that He knows what we
need before we ask. Still, He wants us to ask. It is not for his sake but for
ours. We do not pray to inform God of our need. We pray to focus our own minds
on our needs and on God’s ability to supply. Of course, we are sometimes
disappointed in God’s care.

There are some days when you should not sing to some people that old gospel
song, “God Will Take Care of You.” People are sometimes disappointed
in the results of prayer and disappointed by the way God has taken care of
them. It will take time and faith for them to attain the perspective of one
Christian man who said, “I have learned that death is the ultimate

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About The Author

Robert Shannon, a retired preacher living in North Carolina, began preaching at the age of 16. He has preached in churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Florida, his longest ministry at First Christian Church of Largo Florida. Now in semi-retirement, he has preached regularly for churches in North Carolina and Tennessee. He has also contributed to kingdom work as a missionary to Eastern Europe and as a Bible College professor. He is past-president of the North American Christian Convention. Bob is the author or co-author of several books.

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