Deep Calls To Deep (Psalms 42:7)

I peered over the railing and surveyed the yawning chasm of the valley, created by an eons old river. It was inspiring and frightening. It brought to mind a verse from the book of Psalms.

Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me. 

Psalms 42:7(NASB)

I have always loved this phrase, “deep calls to deep”. It has also been translated as the depth of the seas as another Bible translation states:

I hear the tumult of the raging seas as your waves and surging tides sweep over me. 

Psalms 42:7 (NLT)

We have all experienced times when life overwhelms us. We may feel like we are underwater, desperately reaching for a lifeline to rescue us from our troubles and travails. The unexpected bad grade on an exam. The rejected application to graduate school. The promotion that was given to another. Divorce. How does God reach out to us?

But each day the LORD pours his unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing his songs, praying to God who gives me life. 

Psalms 42:8 (NLT)

No matter the depth of my sorrows, God answers and comforts. His love is wider, longer, higher, and deeper than anything we will ever experience. 

Deep calls to deep.

Praise God!

Love and trust in the Lord; seek His will in your life.

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