There are plenty of people out there who, upon waking up in the morning, will watch the morning news alongside eating breakfast and drinking their coffee. When the morning news isn’t discussing politics or the weather, they will often times talk about a new scientific study about how product x will kill you one day and product y will kill you the next.
One moment, doctors and scientists will say that orange juice is bad and the next, they will say it’s good. They seemingly can’t make up their minds.
Similarly, a new research study from England finds that sleeping for more than 8 hours a night can increase your chances of cardiovascular disease and suffering a stroke. That sleeping for 10 hours a night (which I would agree might be a tad too much anyway) has been linked to a 30% higher risk of dying compared to someone who only sleeps 7 hours a night, a 49% increase in risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and a 56% increase in risk of dying from a stroke.
HotAir.com talks about this, saying that the researchers “found that folks who reported sleeping more than eight hours a night had a greater cardiovascular and mortality risk than those who leaped out of bed after only seven hours of shuteye. Of course, it’s not that they died more often, but they died sooner than shorter sleepers.”
Here’s the thing about medicinal science (and science altogether): even doctors are subject to God’s will.
I often watch the show “Frasier” on Hulu. In one episode, Frasier is upset over the fact that a fellow doctor of his age had died of a sudden heart attack and he tries to figure out what may have caused it. He discovers that the doctor actually lived a far healthier lifestyle than he did, exercising, eating right, etc. And yet, that doctor had died instead of Frasier, who did not, supposedly, exercise as regularly and eat as healthily.
At one point, he figures that, often times, people who exercise, eat right and do everything the right way die young, while someone who does not exercise, diet, and smokes like a chimney can live to their 80s or 90s.
The point I’m getting at is that, regardless of what we do in our lives, it is entirely up to the Lord what the result is.
I won’t directly challenge the researchers who came up with those statistics, as I do not have statistics of my own. However, what I do have is logic, common sense, and a relatively fair understanding of the world and the Lord who created it.
Everything in this world, including science, is entirely subject to what the Lord dictates will happen.
Take climate change for example. We all know there is next to nothing scientific about climate change, and it’s entirely based on Leftist rhetoric that people are worse than dirt and we need to elect people who will “save” the environment. But to make it seem legitimate, they have to call it science.
Well, here’s the thing: if the world is warming as they say it is (until it’s winter and they say it’s getting colder because they are coo-coo for Cocoa Puffs), what makes you think it has anything to do with us?
And if it’s getting colder, how is it our fault? There have been ice ages in the past. And there have been times when those ice ages ended. According to the Left, we are killing the Earth with our air conditioning units, our fuel-run cars (but somehow electric cars don’t harm the planet), and our capitalist systems and industries. Even if that’s true, that still doesn’t explain why ice ages began and ended long before cars and industry were invented. Long before capitalism was ever applied anywhere.
We do not have the power, even as an entire species, to affect the climate to such degree. Do we affect the environment? Of course! But what we do doesn’t affect the world to the degree that the Left claims it does. Because he’s the thing: if we really could destroy the Earth to such an extent, we already would have. If our climate is so delicate, it would not be able to stand Man’s evil nature.
But our God created this Earth to last until He decides it should end.
The God that created this Earth and this universe also created us and has dominion over us. If He decides that someone who smokes a pack a day will live to see their 90th birthday, who are we to complain? If He decides to take home someone who does what is right at a relatively early age, He has every right to do it.
Now, am I saying you should sleep for more than 8 hours just to stick it to these researchers? No. If you want to do it, there’s no one to stop you, of course. But I am saying that, at the end of the day, it is God who decides when your time is up. Not these researchers, not your doctor, not your sleep patterns.
We all die eventually. It’s silly to worry ourselves over such things. If the Lord wishes to end things now, He most certainly can. That’s true regardless of how well you diet and exercise.
Again, I’m not trying to put down the work of these researchers. I’m not suggesting you go out and do things that could actually put your health and life at risk. But we should always remember that it really doesn’t matter how much you sleep. God is the ruler of the universe and of you.
Everything that happens is according to His will. Nothing happens without His approval.
“The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble.”
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