It's when life comes crashing in on us that we need the love, sympathy and support of friends the most. Job longed for it, but didn't get it. In the midst of his suffering his friends offered him no more than churchy clichés and pious platitudes.
Job needed what we all need when we're suffering - not someone to try and explain why things are happening or even to suggest strategies for how to cope with it, but just someone to be with us, and share our pain. That's the real meaning of sympathy: not someone saying 'there, there' but someone actually being there. Sympathy says, 'I understand what you're going through and I'm here for you.' Sympathy acknowledges our struggles and gives us the strength to overcome them.
Even when there seems to be no one around to sympathise with your struggles, there is. Jesus can, because He's been through the full spectrum of pain and suffering: 'For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to sympathise with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin' (Hebrews 4:15-16 ESV). Jesus is the great High Priest mentioned here. Think He hasn't been tempted like you have? Think again!
So what now? Ask the Holy Spirit to show you someone who is hurting today, and pray for an opportunity to show sympathy in an appropriate way.