Deep calls to deep… this was a devotion that I wrote a year ago and as with most devotions, it still speaks to me.
We have all been there, when the depths of who we are are steeped in pain and despair. Sometimes the pain is actually growth, painful and time consuming periods of growth. Other times that pain and despair is God’s prompting for surrender. Surrender to the healing that can only be found in Him. Regardless of what the pain and despair seem to be, It feels as though whatever is going on will never end, will never let up.
It is in this spot that we often forget who God is and what He has done. We forget that our God is steadfast, that His love looks beyond the moment into eternity, that He can and does the impossible daily.
God’s love is hard to understand because it is a love that has all understanding. Our vision is clouded and minimal in distance but His not only encompasses all there is but sees in all of time. He has all of us and all of eternity within the scope of His love.
And it is in light of that love and in those moment of pain and despair that deep calls out to deep. The deepest part of who we are calls out to the deepest of His love. Where the roar of His life and love can drown out any other sound. It is here that His grace and love pour over us and where, if we allow it, His mercy can wash the dirt away.
As deep calls out to deep, His mighty waters drench my soul, His great love allows me to surrender my plans to His and trust.
For even though the storms of life rage, my God calms the waters with a word and stills the raging sea with the soles of His feet.
Will we surrender in the waters and allow them to wash over us?
Will we allow our deepest parts to cry out to Him?
Will we allow Him to remind us of who He is and who we are in Him?