When my soul is in the dumps, I rehearse
everything I know of you,
From Jordan depths to Hermon heights,
including Mount Mizar.
Chaos calls to chaos,
to the tune of whitewater rapids.
Your breaking surf, your thundering breakers
crash and crush me.
Then God promises to love me all day,
sing songs all through
My life is God’s prayer. (Psalms 42:6-8 MSG)
Sometimes the voices from our past become so loud that we imagine we
are back there where they were tormenting us. Something sparks a memory and it is as if all hell breaks loose. Sometimes we cannot even remember the event but we feel the emotion as though it were happening now. It is as if we are drawn toward
the great Niagara Falls. The closer we get the louder the noise and the more dangerous it seems.
David seems to be experiencing one of these “loud” moments here in this passage. But the reward comes when he remembers that God’s voice is louder than the deep water and the
thundering breakers that seem to be pulling him under. God speaks and quiets our “deep” soul.
I love this translation when it says my life is God’s prayer. I believe this to mean that God is constantly aware that the noise overtakes us at times but His “deep” brings us
back to the reality of His goodness and His promise to love us all day and all through the night. God is able to sing our song because He has placed it within us by placing His own song within us. When we move back into the deep places of His heart
we are moving from His deepness to our own sacred place where He abides in us. This is the place where we are once again reminded that we are the beloved of God. No noisy enemy can touch us.
Many of the things that have hindered us from becoming complete in Him are surface things that have been added to us over the years and experiences of our lives. When we dare to enter the depths of our own heart it
is there we find who we truly are and whose we are. You may not even be aware of these hindrances however I believe that you can cry out from the depths of your heart and He will show you what the noises are that hold you back.