Commentary

May 31, 2012

Chaplain’s Corner: “Stress and Gravity”

Chaplain Jason Arant
MCAS Yuma reserve chaplain

With the exception of while we sleep, human beings are always moving against the force of gravity. Our muscles and bones are constantly put to work moving, balancing and maintaining our bodies.

The physical benefits of this kind of work do not take place in the vacuum of space. The lack of gravity for the body to fight against actually poses a serious problem for astronauts. When muscles or organs are not used they quickly shrink and atrophy. To deal with this problem NASA keeps its astronauts on a strict exercise regimen every single day to keep muscle, from disappearing.

In life we contend with other forces that act upon us in addition to the force of gravity. Pressures at home, work, school and even at play keep us living in varying states of tension. The tensions of life are what we often refer to as “stress”.

Stress doesn’t have to be all bad. When handled correctly, stress can be useful for making us stronger and better people.

Paul wrote: “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” (Rom 8:28,NASB)

God leaves nothing to waste and uses the forces and events of life, even the ones we would rather avoid, for our good. This week, don’t let the stresses of life get you down and out. Instead, trust God to use them for shaping and building you into something bigger and better than before.




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