He delivers the afflicted in their affliction and opens their ears [to His voice] in adversity.
Elihu was definitely hearing God when he proclaimed the above.
One of the things that I love about Abba is that He not only hears the afflicted, but then comforts them in their affliction by speaking lovingly and tenderly to them, whispering strength, direction and encouragement.
In the darkest, most desperate times, crying out to the Lord brings relief, because He loves to deliver; He loves to heal; He loves to make whole; He loves to wash clean: He loves, loves, loves to… because He loves, loves, loves us!!!
Empower me to through You to deliver those afflicted that cross my path. Let Your love flow through me; open their ears and cause them to realize their great worth. In the name of Jesus, AMEN!!!