For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia.
For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself.
Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death.
But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead.
(2 Corinthians 1:8-9 ESV)
A friend who has struggle through much pulled out his smartphone while we were having lunch yesterday and read those two verses. And those two verses were enough to provide comfort to me.
Use God’s word to encourage somebody today. If you don’t have a smartphone, an old fashioned Bible will do just fine. Or even from memory!