O my God, my soul is cast down within me; therefore I will remember You from the land of the Jordan, and from the heights of Hermon, from the Hill Mizar. Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls; all Your waves and billows have gone over me.
When we submerge a box deep underneath a body of water, such as the sea, it will come under great pressure. The deeper it goes, greater the pressure it faces. If there is a point of weakness in any part of the box, or the material that makes it just isn’t strong enough, it will crack or collapse.
When faced with pressure in life, times of testing and trials, the weakest point in our character, deep inside our soul, will first gives in and succumb to it. This weakness could well due to unresolved issues with people or with God, vulnerabilities, character flaws, bitter past, anger, resentment, flaws in our belief, etc. We may have buried them so well, trivialize them (“not a big deal”), ignore them or simply forget about them. But they don’t go away. They remain as a point of our vulnerability to the devil’s destructive works.
The Psalmist here spoke to his down cast soul in verse 5, exhorting his soul to hope in God and praise Him. He calls out to God from the depth of his being. Because his point of vulnerability is deep inside him. Only the Spirit of God who comes from God, can reach so deep into the part of our soul, to connect with that part of us that is vulnerable.
Only when we open up the deepest part of ourselves to God, that the renewing and transforming work of God can really take place. The Psalmist obviously was faced with some real challenges in life. He chose to acknowledge that the true solution begins with God coming to address the unresolved issues deep within him.
Look beyond the surface when you seek a breakthrough or solution to the challenges you are facing today. Let your spirit arise and cry out to God for Him to reveal the deep things on His mind to you. Allow Him to reach down to the innermost part of your being!