God is not wasteful. Whatever messes we make, He can turn them into something beautiful when we commit ourselves to Him. In the midst of the mess He meets us and provides comfort. Why does He do that? So in turn, when we encounter someone facing a similar trial, we can offer His comfort to them. As a friend once told me, God doesn’t comfort us to make us comfortable; He comforts us to make us comforters. There is one of the positive benefits of facing a conflict—the chance to use our experiences to bring hope to someone else. Suffering today? Embrace His comfort…and then pay it forward.