I want you to comfort others with the comfort you have received from Me. No matter what circumstances you are enduring, My Presence and comfort are sufficient for your needs. As a Christian, everything you endure has meaning and purpose. Suffering can build your character and prepare you to help others who are struggling. So talk freely with Me about the difficulties in your life, and ask Me to use them for My purposes. Of course, you can seek relief from hardship, but be careful not to overlook the blessings hidden in it.
When you draw closer to Me during tough times—seeking My help—you grow in maturity and wisdom. This equips you to help others as they endure adversity. Your empathy for hurting people will spill over into their lives. You will find that you’re the most effective at comforting those who are enduring trials you’ve already been through.
You can grow in peacefulness though the discipline of hardship. Though it is painful at the time, later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
~ 2 Corinthians 1:3–4
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
~ Philippians 4:19
For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
~ Hebrews 12:11 [ESV]