God asks his disciples to be hopeful in times of loss so that they can comfort others.
Matthew 5:4 God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. 4 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.
In the midst of pain whether self caused or from an outside source there is comfort, it is guaranteed to the disciple of Jesus, after all we are children of the source of all comfort. We should be the most hopeful people on earth and we should be the most compassionate people as well. Since we have been comforted and have had our hopes renewed we should help others to experience the same.
There are so many tragic situations in the world today, from weather events to accidents, to health problems and political oppression, there is a lot of tough situations. It can be difficult to see but we have to see these things as an opportunity to give out comfort to those who need it, it shows Jesus to those that you are helping, while people are in the middle of a tragedy they can be pointed to the source of our hope.
In the end God will heal everything that is broken and take away all pain. That is our ultimate hope when he heals the world from the brokenness that is caused by sin.
Psalms 30:11 You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy,
Help me Lord to be hopeful and to share my source of comfort with those in need.