Comfort, comfort my people.
I received word recently that a Christian brother has stage four pancreatic cancer that has metastasized to his liver and stomach. I sent his grieving wife a note; then fired off another to a dear lady who had experienced a similar ordeal a few years ago, asking her to reach out to this suffering sister.
Those are best equipped to minister to others who have felt the sting of the same pain.
Paul wrote that “[God] gives us comfort in our trials so that we in turn may be able to give the same sort of strong sympathy to others in theirs” (2 Cor 1:4).
Every trial you experience helps equip you to comfort others who are suffering similar anguish.
Everything that happens to you today can be used
by God to prepare you to minister to someone tomorrow.