John 14:16-17 “…And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), to be with you forever—the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive [and take to its heart] because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He (the Holy Spirit) remains with you continually and will be in you…”
The Holy Spirit is our ‘Helper’ in our everyday life.
He is our Comforter: He comforts us when we feel dismayed–when we feel lonely, hurt or grieved. He encourages us and lifts us up. He gives us hope to press on and not give up.
He is our Advocate: He will stick up for us and fight for us. He intercedes on our behalf. He gives us a voice!
He is our Counsellor: He instructs us when we are unsure and shows us the way in which we should walk.
He is our Strengthener: He strengthens us in our times of weakness and frailty. It’s in our weakest moments that His strength is enabled.
He is our Standby: He is ever present with us and ready to intervene when needed.
These are the ways in which the Holy Spirit helps us.