Re:Verse reading–Psalm 22 (day six) “You who fear the Lord praise Him! For He has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one.” (vs 23-24) “Does Jesus care when my heart is pained too deeply for mirth or song, as the burdens press and the cares distress and the way grows weary and long? Oh yes, He cares! I know He cares! His heart is touched with my grief. When the day is weary, the long nights weary, I know my Jesus cares.” –Frank Graeff (1901) It is an old hymn. An older question. Sobbed out over the centuries by people of faith caught in darkness and grief. David answers affirmatively. As he “prayed through” his fear and distress, he found strong evidence of God’s help and concern. He “walked THROUGH the valley of the shadow of death” and emerged on the other side with a new confidence in the care of his loving Father. Yes! He cares!