I have found that people who hurt are more inclined to help others and minister to others who are hurting. If you have hurt, you know how it feels and you feel for others who hurt. In II Corinthians 1:3 Paul said, “All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort.” Notice that Paul said that God is the source of all comfort.
Then, in II Corinthians 1:4, the apostle Paul said, “He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.”
When we go through trials, when we hurt, we are then more sympathetic to others who hurt. We have been there and we know how it feels.
It may be that you have gone through some trials recently and God wants to use to help someone.
Several years ago I was making a hospital visit with a lady. I did my normal Pastoral thing and the lady talked about her surgery. It was female stuff so I was clueless.
Holli was with me and she responded to the lady. The lady then brightened up as if to say, “You understand, don’t you?” And yes, Holli did understand because she had been through it.
God may want to use you to minister to someone today. With the same comfort God gave us, He wants us to help others.