Retreat to Advance
Do you feel weary? Do you feel exhausted, or is your strength giving out? What do you do when you feel this way? Do you react by spending more time in bed, or overeating or turn to substances? What coping mechanisms do you use? Most of us do not think of retreating, because we think that means we are quitting. What we will see today is that by retreating, we are actually preparing to advance.
In the book of Isaiah, the prophet Isaiah taught the Israelites that strength was not the result of their ability or work, but rather the result of their waiting on the Lord. We can experience this renewed strength by waiting on the Lord.