These last couple of weeks, I’ve been at one of my favorite places in Colorado, reflecting on so many areas of life and enjoying the scenery of the autumn colors in the fresh, mountain air.
It was incredibly refreshing to get away from the noise of city life, and the day-to-day routine. We are living in a strange time, and it’s almost as if you can feel the palpable weight of the burdens, struggles, and stresses of the environment wherever you are.
It reminded me of an experience I had about three years ago, while I was on a solo retreat, doing some writing. Along with spending time working on writing one of my books, it was really some time of rest, of reflection, and of preparing for the season ahead.
I’m not sure what we’re experiencing, or what is to come, but I thought back with fondness and renewed hope when I remembered my experience at a cabin a few years back.
Let me recount that experience here, as I believe it has significant value for what we’re experiencing today. From my first-person experience in 2014:
Over the years, it has been my intention to do this more often, as each time I do, I find such peace, clarity, and focus. In fact, every time I get away (intentionally), there is a moment where I hear His voice, and know that He is leading me with His grace and love. This time was no exception.
“He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might, He increases power. The youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, yet they that wait on the Lord, will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary” – Isaiah 40:29-31
- He gives strength to weary.
- When you feel like you have nothing left, He increases your power.
- Wait on Him. Serve Him. Continue doing what He has created you to do.
- In your serving, you will gain NEW strength.
- You will mount up with wings like the eagle.
- You will run, and not get tired.
- You will walk, and not become weary.