“Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls…” Psalm 42:7
The sound of a waterfall in some beautiful mountain setting or the irregular, yet rhythmic breaking surf on an ocean beach is absolutely mesmerizing to me. There is just something about those sounds of nature that renew my soul. I am sure you can identify with these times that are hard to express when they capture our attention in a moment of solitude and introspection.
You know, God’s Holy Spirit is like that. Since we are created in God’s image, there is a natural yearning for God. It’s like a hole in our hearts and minds that only He can fill. He is constantly drawing us to Himself … to have that personal relationship with Him… to fellowship with Him… and to enjoy a peace that was originally intended for us.
These are times when “deep calls to deep” within ourselves; a call that is hard to express, yet you know it’s there. The Holy Spirit helps us as Romans 8:26 says, “we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.”
Isn’t that just like God? He knows what we need. He knows we need Him. He’s created us that way. Yet, He gives us the freedom and the will to choose Him and to acknowledge our sinfulness in a repentant faith and trust in WHO He is. The Holy Spirit wants us to trust Jesus through His conviction and power. It’s those times when His depth answers fully the inexpressible desire of our heart.
And Jesus is there when we do cry out. The last part of that Psalm says, “The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; and His song will be with me in the night, a prayer to the God of my life.” God as three persons in One shows us the richness and holiness of Himself.
The next time you encounter the sounds of a waterfall, a rolling surf, or even a gentle rain, know the Lord is commanding His lovingkindness towards you. Embrace it with the assurance that God will hear your “deep” cry of the heart.