“God, please help me” is often a cry of our hearts when things are hard and we feel we can’t handle our current circumstances. God always hears this deep, desperate prayer of ours and is thankful that we have come to him for help.
God wants to help us, and desires to be our rescuer always. That assistance is always available for us. We can receive it when we know who the Spirit is, and these 5 ways the Holy Spirit helps us.
God is faithful; knowing this part of God in the Trinity will help you love God more as you realize that you always have his power within you for help. Loving God completely allows you to love yourself and love people, walking out the greatest commandment.
Who Is the Holy Spirit in the Trinity
The Holy Spirit in the Trinity (Father, Spirit, Son) is the part of God that empowers you to be able to do what God is calling you to do, and helps you in so many ways. The Holy Spirit is God—but his role for you is unique to help you in this life. You can see the Trinity displayed in Mark:
“Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: ‘You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.’” (Mark 1:10-11, NIV)
The Spirit gives you power. Operating in the power of the Holy Spirit will enable you to live the way Jesus calls you to live. It will give you the ability to live out his word and walk in the spiritual gifts that the Spirit gave you—allowing you to glorify Jesus for the advancement of his kingdom.
You can love… and walk in the righteousness that you have through Christ. Without the power of the Holy Spirit, you can’t live for Jesus fully. You can only do the things Jesus is asking you to do with the power of the Holy Spirit. Know this part of God.
Scriptures on the Power of the Holy Spirit
There are many verses in the Bible that describe the power of the Holy Spirit.
- The Holy Spirit will empower you to share the gospel.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8, NIV)
- The Holy Spirit gives you the ability to share God’s word with boldness.
“After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.” (Acts 4:31, NIV)
- The power of the Holy Spirit allows you to recognize the truth of the Gospel.
“For when we brought you the Good News, it was not only with words but also with power, for the Holy Spirit gave you full assurance that what we said was true. And you know of our concern for you from the way we lived when we were with you.” (1 Thessalonians 1:5, NLT)
How to Activate the Power of the Holy Spirit in You
When you come to accept Jesus, this is how to receive the power of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38)
It’s important that you know the Holy Spirit is within you and available to you as a believer. Realizing this is the key—then you can walk in his power by faith.
You should ask to be led, guided and filled by the Spirit daily. This is how you activate the power of the Holy Spirit in you. Ask; trust; don’t doubt the Spirit in you. Distrusting can keep the Spirit from flowing through you. You need to believe.
Don’t extinguish the Spirit within you with doubt or fear (1 Thessalonians 5:19)… instead, walk in it with confidence. Have faith that you have assurance in your salvation, which means God’s power is in you through the Spirit.
5 Ways the Holy Spirit Helps Us
Why do we need the Holy Spirit? You need the Holy Spirit for so many reasons. The Spirit will help you in very specific ways to empower you in this life for Jesus. Without walking in the power of the Holy Spirit you will struggle greatly and might fall to sin. Below you will find 5 ways the Holy Spirit helps us.
Shows You God Keeps His Promises
God is a promise keeper… but sometimes we can doubt it. We can lack faith that what he tells us will happen. You can be assured that he keeps his promises by the fact that he gave you his Spirit.
“And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago. The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.” (Ephesians 1:13-14, NLT)
Having the power of the Holy Spirit allows you to know that his promises are certain for you.
Freedom From Sin
The Spirit has set you free from the hold of sin.
“And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.” (Romans 8:2, NLT)
Sin no longer has to have a grip on you; he allows you to be free from the daily sins you struggle with. When you are being tempted to sin—or if you are having a hard time getting free from a continuous sin—walk in truth and the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Spirit will help you be free and give you the willpower to resist temptation to sin.
Helps Pray for You
When you don’t know what to pray, or can’t, the Holy Spirit helps you.
“And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will.” (Romans 8:26-27, NLT)
Prayer is so powerful—always—especially when you are weak in hard times. Know that the Spirit helps you by praying for you when you can’t, and don’t know what to say.
Receive the Truth and Know It
There can be preachers who are not teaching you the truth, leading you to become confused in your mind and heart.
But you can rest assured that your helper the Holy Spirit is here to instruct you in the truth always when something you’ve heard doesn’t feel right.
“I am writing these things to warn you about those who want to lead you astray. But you have received the Holy Spirit, and he lives within you, so you don’t need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what he teaches is true—it is not a lie. So just as he has taught you, remain in fellowship with Christ.” (1 John 2:26-27, NLT)
If you are worried and feel like something you heard is not true, or feel you are not believing the truth, trust the Spirit to guide you.
Leads You on the Right Path
The Spirit of God will lead you when you are looking to follow the will of God. We see this with Paul.
“When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to. So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas. During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, ‘Come over to Macedonia and help us.’” (Acts 16:7-9, NIV)
When you are looking to know what God’s will is in your life, remember that the Holy Spirit will lead you on the right path and show you the incorrect one, too. Trust and know the Spirit will not lead you astray when you have a big decision to make.
Always remember the power of the Holy Spirit in us. 5 ways the Holy Spirit helps us are by showing us that God keeps his promises, freeing us from sin, helping us pray, allowing us to receive the truth and know it, and leading us on the right path.
You can do it with the Holy Spirit within you. Trust and believe in his power!
Hi, I'm Nikki
My goal is to help and equip Christian women like you to live for Jesus by following Matthew 22:37-39: to love God, to love yourself, and to love others.