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. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.
I have gone through a lot being sick since I was 28 years old. It has not been easy for me or my family. I am posting about this on my blog a lot lately because I receive so many emails from other women who are going through the exact same thing as I did. As I was reading this morning, this verse touched me.
I have had troubles, have felt pain, exhaustion, sorrow, and hopelessness. But this verse tells me that God has used this to comfort me, therefore giving me a heart to comfort those who are going through the same thing by sharing God's comfort I received.