“I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul.” Psalm 31:7 (NIV)
The promise in our verse today is one that encourages us because we are encouraged when we read in the Bible of the way God has helped His people even in days long ago. David had been going through some difficult experiences but he knew that he had not been alone He was aware that God had seen him in his problems and that God knew how deeply it had affect David in his soul and His response was to show His mercy. What God did for David He will do for us. If we encounter trouble of any kind God sees it. And if we are deeply bothered by it God knows how we are feeling too. David said that he rejoiced in God's love and we can do that too. God's love as expressed here is sometimes called steadfast love and other times lovingkindness. It is the kind of love that is motivated by God's mercy.