3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ… 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
We ask for comfort from God, and he gives it, but when he does, it’s so we can be an instrument of his comfort to others, later on, who are going through the same kinds of things. The idea is that we need to “pay it forward.” What has been the hardest thing you’ve had to go through? Did you make it? Now, look around for others who are dealing with the same thing. Your previous struggle was, in part, how God was preparing you to minister to others. Your current struggle is not without purpose… look for others who’ve gone before you and find out how they made it. You are not alone, we can do this, together!