2 Corinthians 1:5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.
Paul knew the pain of persecution, but he also knew the deep comfort God offered. When people gave the apostle trouble, God drew His servant close to His heart.
When trials come your way, God will do the same for you. If life is always going smoothly, comfort is meaningless, but when you’re in the midst of trouble He comes alongside with tender lover that overflows your trials and reaches out to others.
*Everyday Encouragement – Pamela L. Mcquade