How can we console others experiencing difficulty?
Ever wonder why painful experiences happen to us? Why do we have to sift through the aftermath of trials? Can anything good come out of our terrible situations?
Paul says in 2 Corinthians 1:4 that God “comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” This means God comforts us during difficulty so that we can be a source of comfort for others who experience difficulty. So no matter what difficult circumstances we are going through, we can find courage in sharing with others how God is helping us as His sons or daughters in the midst of our trials. And in doing this, others will likely be encouraged and given hope as they face similar challenging circumstances.