“Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me. 8 By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life.” Psalm 42:7-8 (NIV)
The first time I heard Chris Tomlin’s song Waterfall was at my son’s homecoming choir tour. I sat on the front pew with my dear friend and as soon as the first chorus was sung my eyes filled with massive tears that rolled down my cheeks and onto my lips. The tears were filled with so many emotions that had been settled around boulders of pain and suffering. The truth of God’s Word in Psalm 42:7-8 was like balm to my aching soul and the voices of the students broke the boulders free. Once the tears began streaming there was no way to hold them back. It was like a waterfall running unhindered and free, there wasn’t a tissue box big enough to capture the flood of tears. Everything that had been guarded was set free to flow. Some of the boulders I placed there to protect myself. Some of the boulders others placed there with false narratives and assumptions. Regardless, it was time for the boulders to be broken free and for the water to move again. Not only would the water move again it would flow like a waterfall, relentless, powerful and rushing with purpose.
We spend much of our lives seeking purpose and struggling to find our identity among the brokenness of a sin-infested world. When in reality our identity is in contrast to the world’s definition. We are not slaves to fear, we are free. We are not abandoned or alone, we are righteous, holy and redeemed. We are not the victim of the sin around us, we are victors in Christ. Our struggles can destroy and define us, or develop and determine our purpose.
What boulders have you placed in your life?
What boulders have others placed in your life?
Today is the day to allow the waterfall to break. There is beauty in the breaking. There is life in the overflow. There is purpose in the power. Just like the waterfall flows, regardless of season or time of day, the Lord’s love calls us deeper and rushes over our jagged broken pieces and gives them a new beauty and a glorious purpose.
Let the waterfall flow!
Blessings and Love,