Isaiah 46:4 - Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
You have a friend who is 48. She eats healthy and takes care of herself yet, she’s already turning gray and in a big way. She’s still strong and doesn’t get sick very often. In every way she appears to be younger than her age, if only her gray hair would listen to the rest of her body.
You have a son who is 39 and also eats healthy and takes care of himself yet, he’s already almost completely bald. Yes, it is in style for a man his age to shave his head, but it makes him look older than he really is because you can still see where his hairline is.
The question is, are their things that we’re doing that are causing the premature gray and balding? Can we cause ourselves to turn gray early? Is going bald early our fault?
As for men going bald prematurely, take a look at medindia.net’s article, “Premature Balding.” The article discusses hair thinning out and how a receding hairline can lead to balding at a younger age such as a male in his twenties. They also discuss the reason for balding, that it can happen to women as well as men, and it’s causes can be due to a hormonal imbalance and genetics.
As for turning grey prematurely, refinery29.com posts the article, “4 Health Reasons for Getting Gray Hairs in Your 20s.” The article discusses hair pigmentation and how it fits in with premature gray hair, as well as reasons why you turn gray early such as your genes, thyroid disorders, autoimmune disorders, smoking, and nutritional deficiencies.
Your hair turning gray or going bald early can sometimes be suspended as the articles above tell us. But even if you end up gray, know that God will care for you when you are gray and even if you’ve gone bald. He loves us no matter what and wants us to accept how we look and focus more on what’s in our mind and heart. Try your best to keep yourself looking healthy and full of energy, but don’t let it be your focus. And remember, God knows exactly how many hairs on your head. He’s counted each one and loves you just the way you are.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.