“A [disaster] is despised in the thought of one who is at ease; it is made ready for those whose feet slip.”  Job 12:5   When things are going well for us, we may start to think that we who don’t have troubles are better somehow, or are more loved by God, than those who are struggling.  We forget that the effects of this fallen world are indiscriminate.  We are all loved by the Lord, and we all need Him in good times and bad.  The successes, abundance, and positions that God has given to us are tools to help us encourage others in their time of need.  Humility toward God makes us gentle toward others.