I'm grateful the Lord meant what He said in John 14 that He would not leave us comfortless. He promised to give us truth and light - personal revelation - in His absence, and He does.
We learn academically by reasoning: this must be that, so that must be this. It's laborious learning and often quite limiting. But our spirits learn differently than our minds do. We learn spiritually by faith: we feel truth as it is revealed to us.
Personal revelation comes to me on the big things like testifying of the divinity of Jesus Christ and his Atonement, and the medium things like how to build a better relationship, and even the small and practical things like how to make a better home. I'm grateful it doesn't limit itself to times of crisis or times of success; it just quietly marches on. When I'm still and pay attention and keep myself in rhythm, I recognize its beat and it makes my life happier and gives me courage . . . and comfort.
Personal revelation is a great blessing and I recognized it this week several times. One time it was simply understanding that I needed to do more than just fill a hole in a certain situation, I needed to try and make a difference. Just a little thing really, but it could make things much different.