The Holy Spirit is a Source of Comfort
The Holy Spirit plays many roles in our lives including the role of comforter. In the Book of John, we are told that Jesus promises the Holy Spirit. In John 14:15-27, Jesus says “If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept Him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” In this passage, we are told that the Holy Spirit is a source of comfort, particularly when we are hurting. Jesus promises to not leave us as orphans and also promises to bring us peace through the power of the Holy Spirit. The wisdom of the Holy Spirit helps us recognize the importance of others and the importance of keeping God central in our lives. It not only enlightens the mind, but also directs the heart to purer, deeper love for God. The Holy Spirit can guide us related to our desires so that we take greater delight in the Divine and grow in longing for heavenly treasure. This wisdom also helps to sever our more worldly attachments.