Yes and always. When I think of it, I think of Grace. It is always present. When I keep my windows open, the sun can come in but when I close the curtains, I cannot see it. Grace is affected by my closed curtains: doubt, fear, insecurity, impurity ... This things affect my receptivity to the Light of Grace. Still, it will wait until the vessel is receptive and can assimilate its Light.
Seen from the Highest Standpoint, Grace is 100% the Doer, but you do not feel It in our sufferings as much as our joys. Godmen say that the time will come when we will recognise that it is Grace that was carrying us all the time, even in our darkest hour.
The Holy Spirit is an aspect of Grace or God's compassion with a powerful dose of goodness, if you like. It is the 'Comforter' which eventually transforms our nature and grant us peace. Happy New Year!!