The “afflicted” are those who are overwhelmed by their circumstances. But God promises to sustain His people, giving them strength in proportion to their need.
"I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted…" Psalm 140:12
The “afflicted” are those who are overwhelmed by circumstances. The weight of anguish threatens to drag them down into depression’s murky depths. God’s promise to His covenant people drifting in a sea of despair is that He will keep them afloat. Opponents add lead to the strain of disappointment, and the suction grows. But God’s sustaining strength increases proportionately, and is always mightier than the pull downward.