Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ. Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation. 2 Cor 1:3-7
I realized that sometimes God lets people go through trials, and then learn to be comforted through those trials, so that they can in turn comfort others who are going through trials too. Our trials are not always about us. They are sometimes about God being glorified when He delivers us from those trials, and they are sometimes about other people being helped because we have learned to receive His comfort in our trials. Knowing that everything that happens to me is not a punishment, is in itself a comfort and a blessing.