God promises comfort to His people who are suffering for Him and the gospel. This comfort is described as overflowing, more than enough. It is not the removal of pain and sorrow or necessarily deliverance from these circumstances, but is care in the midst of these circumstances. The church community is often the means through which God imparts this consolation to us. We can lean into the Body of Christ with our suffering to be loved, accepted and embraced. Deep pain can bring deep intimacy.