“Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls; All Your waves and billows have gone over me. The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, And in the night His song shall be with me– A prayer to the God of my life.” Psalms 42:7-8
Oftentimes when grief strikes in our lives, it seems to come in repeated episodes. The personal challenges and afflictions we face may be a result of God’s anger and disappointment with us…or maybe we reach a point of fear because we know of His disapproval of our choices. When David wrote this Psalm, he was likely feeling overwhelmed and powerless in the face of grief and dejection. After struggling with this himself, he casts his grief at the feet of God in prayer. We all face struggles on a regular basis, and there are times when we have some control or ability to alter course and find relief. Struggles of spirit tend to be very difficult for us to overcome, but there is One who can renew our spirit.