Psalm 31:7 (NIV)
I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul.
The Lord sees my affliction and He knows my anguish. The word “knew” speaks of more than intellectual facts. It is a word having ties to the most loving and intimate of physical relationships between a husband and his wife. It speaks of closeness, an “entering into.” David saw this as a proof of God’s love and concern for him. Loving us as He does, He notices everything that has become a painful burden. Some of this suffering may be physical, but there is pain that goes beyond that. The writer to the Hebrews reminds us: For we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities… (Hebrews4:15, KJV). The Scriptures say Jesus was often moved with compassion. He sees, knows and cares!