A Close Shave

Submitted anonymously


For several years I have had a beard, not necessarily because I liked the style but because shaving had become a problem for me.  If I shaved as often as I needed to, my skin was easily cut by the razor and I spent more time stopping the bleeding than I did doing the actual shaving.  Last year I felt God calling me to join the Navy.  I went through the process of joining and as the date for me to go to basic training approached I started getting concerned about the fact that I would have to shave every day.  I realized that I would have a problem if I was expected to quickly shave but then had to take care of any cuts, not to mention the discomfort of them.  As I started to get worried, I stopped myself and prayed, “Lord, I believe You called me to do this, but I’m going to need Your help in this area.  I don’t know what to do about it other than ask for Your help.”


I was gone for eight weeks.  Not only did I have to shave everyday, I had to shave twice a day.  But not once did I get cut or have any issues with my skin.  I knew that was something only God could have done for me, and I am very thankful He did.


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