From Tumulated Soul to Praise-ful Prayer

25 Oct

Peace...Precious Peace

[Roaring] deep calls to [roaring] deep at the thunder of Your waterspouts; all Your breakers and Your rolling waves have gone over me.   Yet the Lord will command His loving-kindness in the daytime, and in the night His song shall be with me, a prayer to the God of my life. Psalm 42:7,8 Amp.

 We looked at Psalm 42:5 on Saturday, and I want to move on and look at verses 7 and 8 today.  What is deep calling unto deep?  

Why, it is expressed in the verse before: “O God,” says he, “my soul is cast down within me.” “Down,” that is deep into the jaws of distrust and fear.  And, Lord, my soul in this depth of sorrow, calls for help to thy depth of mercy.  For though I am sinking and going down, yet not so low but that thy mercy is yet underneath me.  Do, of thy compassions, open those everlasting arms, and catch him that has no help or stay in himself.  For so it is with one that is falling into a well or a dungeon. –John Bunyan

However deep we fall, however overwhelmed we are in whatever capacity we have, God’s arms are underneath us giving us a soft landing.  And much more than that, the Lord COMMANDS His lovingkindness toward us.  Commands is a military term.  Our commandant has given an order and that order will be carried out for He is the one carrying it out.  His lovingkindness is grace, mercy, love, kindness, goodness, and faithfulness all rolled up into one amazing word:  checed.

He shall sing over us at night.  Picture a loving mother crooning lullabies to her dear baby.  This is our loving Father.  Our response to all of this will be prayer and praise (v.5):  communication with Him.  The tumult recedes as we receive His love and His song.

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