Has anyone tried to hide in some darkness for a while? You tried to give up on God, but He would not give up on you? God does not abandon you in the darkness, He guides you THROUGH the darkness. The bible tells is that Jesus sent his Holy Spirit to be our “comforter.” I love that word. How many people would like some comfort today? This means that the presence of God is not only all around us, but as a Jesus follower, the Holy Spirit is also within us to give us comfort. Many of us looking back on the dark times of our lives experienced a peace that surpassed understanding. We had an inner strength that kept us from being crushed. We had a hand directing us when we could not see the future through a cloud of uncertainty. That was the personal presence of God the comforter within.