The Apostle Paul faced more affliction than any other, but he wrote that he went thorough these things so that he could comfort others. From personal experience I understand this.
A pastor is often placed in situations so that he will have empathy for those he serves. As I go through what I am going through, your prayers are felt. But the key is going THROUGH. This implies that there will be a COMING OUT.
My prayer is that I will go through in such a manner that no one can tell I am going through!