What’s with This Wind?

He . . . brings out the wind from his storehouses.
                         —Psalm 135:7

Biosphere 2, the world’s largest closed ecological system, debuted on September 26, 1991, in Oracle, Arizona, with a crew of eight. It was initially meant to test the viability of a closed ecological system in maintaining life in outer space.

A strange thing happened with the trees in Biosphere 2. They grew fast but quickly collapsed.


No wind!

Without wind, trees didn’t develop hard wood (stress wood). Trees in the windless bubble were soft. Project researchers concluded that wind is essential to growing sturdy trees.

You’re not going to get through life without facing into some strong winds. A life without winds of adversity sounds pleasant, but it’s not realistic, not possible—and not even desirable. Soft faith becomes dead faith. The winds of misfortune aren’t pleasant, but they build hard wood that can stand stress.

If you feel like giving up,
give up that feeling.

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