Deep Calls To Deep

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“Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me.” – Psalm 42:7

A friend of mine sent this verse to me the day before I was to go on vacation.  She did not know that I was leaving on vacation, nor could she know that I was going to be spending a week at the beach.  I didn’t look up the verse until after I came back from vacation, but as I read the words on the page of my Bible, my heart was overwhelmed and revelation filled my mind.

My thoughts went to the numerous times that I was overcome by the power of the waves hitting my body as played in the ocean.  Many times I was dragged under by the sheer power of the waves and could do nothing but relax and allow the wave to carry me under the water and roll me around until it had passed, allowing me to float to the surface.  I never felt scared as I was dragged under because I knew that if I just relaxed and let the wave have its way, it would eventually let me go and I would surface and be able to breathe.

As my mind was flooded with these images of the waves crashing over me, I realized that with each one, the Lord was washing away the cares of this world and all the garbage that had collected in my heart and soul that were toxic and poisoning me.  The love of the Lord washed over me and brought healing and freedom.

The deep parts of God call out to the deep parts of me, beckoning me to come and rest; come and be with Him.  In Scripture the voice of God is likened to the sound of a waterfall, thunderous and so loud that you can feel the reverberations deep in your chest.  This voice that is so commanding is also so comforting.

Lord, I pray that I would be receptive to Your voice; that I would respond to the sound of Your voice beckoning me deeper in You; beckoning me to come and rest in You and allow You to have Your good work in me.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.   


Erica McLemore

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