2 Corinthians 1:3-4
3 Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. 4 He comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
How can we comfort someone without knowing what they are going through? God puts you in a situation that’s going to be tough and painful and allows the enemy to hit you hard as seen in Matthew 4:1, “Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil.” Why do we have to learn it this way? To penetrate someone’s heart with the love of Jesus, we need to let them know that what they are going through we have gone through it ourselves. By letting them know that, their heart would be open to the conviction of the Holy Spirit. Afterwards, share with them how Jesus comforted you through your ordeal and rescued you out of it. For the person to know that you went through the same thing and that you got rescued, is like giving a dying man in the desert a glass of cold water and letting him know that there’s more, and that they need not worry. It will revive the person’s soul, their eyes will light up like sparkles, giving them hope. Don’t get upset at God or anyone else when you are facing a big trial. The Lord is preparing you to comfort someone after you have been comforted by the Lord. Your troubles will turn out for God’s glory.