Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life. Psalm 42:7-8
God showed me a river in a vision. It was calm and still; glassy in appearance, mirroring the sun and sky so beautifully. The Lord said, “go deeper.” As I meditated on the river, I realized that although the top of the water seemed still and calm, there was much activity going on underneath the surface. How then, does the water appear so calm? It is because the river had deep waters. The saying “still waters run deep,” is a true phenomenon. The deeper the water the less likely the things happening underneath are going to disturb the surface. Also, there is less chance that anything will block the river from flowing and reaching its destination – the Ocean. A place that is deeper, wider, and more beautiful than we can ever imagine. Waves will occur, but the waters will always return to that state of calm.
The Lord is calling us to go forward; deeper in Him. (Psalm 29:3) The deeper we are rooted in Christ the less likely the things that come our way are going to affect us or keep us from moving forward. When we are “still” before the Lord we are reflecting Jesus Christ, like the sun reflecting off the waters. It is deeper water, that causes us to rise above our fears. Peter answered Jesus’ call to walk on the water, and faced his fear, because he trusted his God. (Matthew 14:28-33) Jesus is the master of the wind and the waves, what shall we fear? He is in control. (Luke 8:25)
“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
From Sea to Calling Sea
A voice calls out to me
From deep to mighty deep
piercing through the waves
I sing your praise; oh ancient of days
From shore to shore
Though the storm will rage
I am not overcome
Your mighty hand guides me on
From dawn til setting sun
Your name is to be praised on high
For the victory is already won.