'If you play a little rough, you get respect. And with respect you get just a little bit more space on the ice.' Gordie Howe
This man was one of the toughest and most talented men to ever play hockey. He was also one of the most brutal but he did it to get space.
"He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me." 2 Samuel 22:20
Maybe the tough people in our lives are just using their elbows to get space but God gives us space that we could never get using our natural strength.