Our Bible verses for today have helped me understand that God has a purpose for the sufferings and troubles that I face throughout my life.

When Jesus was on earth, He suffered just like we do. So He understands our sufferings and can comfort us. And because Jesus comforts us, we can comfort other people. Jesus “comforts us every time we have trouble so that when others have trouble, we can comfort them with the same comfort God gives us” (verse 4).

God has comforted me when I have faced times of trouble. So now I can tell others, “I have faced the same problems you are experiencing now. God helped me through my troubles. Let me tell you how God has helped me.”

If you are facing problems today, be encouraged. God is with you and He will comfort you.