Think about the process of recovering from surgery.
Time and rest are involved. The body’s ability to recover is amazing, but healing requires time and getting the appropriate rest.
Repair prevents permanent damage. The design and purpose of recovery is to prevent problems of an irreparable nature.
Recovery requires following the physician’s instructions. We often overlook this point. The expert advice of a physician is critical to recovery.
If we follow the necessary steps for recovery, in the long run we can become stronger.
The same is true as spiritual leaders who need to recover from the battles of leading people through difficult and challenging times.