October 9, Waves of Trouble
Today’s reading: Psalms 41-45
“Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me” - Psalm 42:7.
The psalmist was describing his current situation, and the only thing he could compare it to was the roaring of a waterfall and the pounding of waves over his being. In other words, God was sending more his way than he thought he could handle, perhaps more than he ever expected. When God tests you, He often sends situations that seem overwhelming, but He does it for two reasons. One is to show the depth of His work in you, for if you reflect, you probably could not have handled what you are going through five or ten years back. The second is to prove to you His ability to save you to the uttermost from the uncertainties and perilous nature of life this side of the Lord’s return. Paul experienced an example of this waterfall of trouble when he wrote Timothy to say, “Alexander the metalworker did me a great deal of harm. The Lord will repay him for what he has done” (2 Timothy 4:14). Are you experiencing the overwhelming waves and waterfall of tribulation? Does it seem like you will drown? There may be some consolation in knowing that God is still with you and you will have a testimony of His faithfulness whenever the waves stop pounding your soul.