Everyone has their own way of processing information. The same goes for how we address or cope with issues. While we try to comfort others, it’s beneficial to keep this in mind.
Try to meet people where they are by asking questions about how they’re doing, what they miss, and what they currently appreciate. Knowing these things, you may be able to more effectively help or comfort them. Start by praying for them, and prioritize listening to their experiences before trying to suggest solutions.
There are so many ways to comfort those around you, and the specific means to do so may be unclear at first. God knows what every person needs, and He gives wisdom to those who ask for it in faith. As you encourage people, remain in prayer and look to Him as a guide every step of the way!