Updated: Feb 9
Have you ever experienced loss? Has personal loss left you feeling empty? Is there a void in your life as a result of loss? Let me encourage you, there is something profound about internal voids -- emptiness attracts God’s attention.
In Isaiah chapter 6, we learn that Isaiah was having a bad year. It was the year that King Uzziah died. He had a close relationship with Uzziah. Isaiah greatly valued his relationship with his friend and relative, as well as his monarch, Uzziah. The loss was real. And, undoubtedly, the year that ensued was a season of pain, hurt, and grief. But even though Isaiah was grieving a significant loss, he had a powerful moment with God. Despite his pain, he returned to the temple. Doing so, positioned him to experience God in a way he had never previously encountered Him. The result: he was completely undone before the Lord. All the bondage of his flesh was released. He was finally able to answer the call of God with, "Here am I. Send me."
Like Isaiah, we, too can, experience powerful moments with God in the midst of a bad situation or a difficult season. Check out this message from Pastor Eric as he reveals, through Isaiah’s story, how personal loss can position us for spiritual gain.
“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’ Then I said, ‘Here I am! Send me.’” Isaiah 6:8