And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. John 14:16-18.

This is one of my favorite passages in the Bible. I have trusted in these words so much this past week. I know God is faithful; what He promised, He will do. The comforter He promised is with me today. The prayers of my church family and so many friends have only strengthened that truth. Thank you for praying.

The loss of a loved one is hard but it is only one of the many losses we will suffer in this life. God’s love always offers the peace, comfort, strength, or guidance that it may take to walk through the valley. There’s a mountain just ahead and the sun will shine again. The promise of Heaven is real.

Life can be hard but it seems trust comes easy. One Sunday morning in August Brandon preached a message about how to win a losing battle. I know I may be taking it out of context but he made the statement, "To stop means never to win again." I can’t stop trusting God. I can’t stop walking with Him on this journey we have begun. To stop now means to lose. I want to win.

I have every reason to believe or even know that my friend is with God today. It’s another promise to trust; another reason to believe.

What a blessing it is to have a church family that understands my need, and to know and believe that prayer works. Thank you.