God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way. (C. S. Lewis, British scholar and writer)
We all have both mountain-top experiences and deep valley trials. When those hard times come, we always want to know why. The Bible tells us that it’s sometimes for our own good, learning how to cope with difficulties and how to trust God during them. But there’s often another reason, too. What we learn can be a great help as we share with others experiencing similar trials.
[God] 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. (2 Corinthians 1:4)