You too can lift or encourage others even when you are down. You might feel like a hypocrite when you are also struggling in your own situation, that is okay. Most people will feel that way but it shouldn’t stop you from encouraging other people who need encouragements.
When you reach out and encourage someone else, you are shifting the focus off yourself and your discouragement will lift. It may seem like a weird concept but it is the truth that many of us are unaware of.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.