He is Acquainted with our Grief

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The Lord has surely seen our affliction, He has heard our cries, He knows our sorrows (Exo 3:7). Jesus was a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief. In fact, He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows. He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, for us. By His suffering we are healed (Isa 53:3-5).

When we were doomed to die, the Lord looked down from His sanctuary and heard our groans (Psa 102:19), and He set us free from the chains of death by facing death for us (2Cor 5:21).
He is our High Priest Who is fully able to sympathize with our weaknesses (Heb 4:15). He knows what it’s like to be wearied from His journey (Jn 4:6). He feels for us when we weep. He Himself has been deeply moved and greatly troubled. Jesus wept (Jn 11:33-35). Because Jesus Himself has suffered, He is more than able to help us in our suffering (Heb 2:18).
He knows the path we are on, and when our faith has been tried by the fire it shall come forth more precious than gold (Job 23:10, 1Pet 1:7). When our spirit faints within us, God alone knows our path, He alone is our refuge (Psa 142:3-5).
We are the apple of His eye, and He is watching over us (Zech 2:8). In all our suffering He also suffered, and He has personally rescued us. In His love and His mercy He has redeemed us, and He will lift us up and carry us through all the years (Isa 63:9). We can trust Him. He is faithful.
Pastor Dave 
(thanks to “Daily Light” for the scriptures)