Acts 18:1-3 – Will God help me solve my problems?

After this (a church was started in Athens), Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them, and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them. (Acts 18:1-3)

I can imagine Paul prayed while walking the 45-mile journey from Athens to Corinth. He was alone, homeless, and had no job or source of income. All of us have had these or other problems. The Holy Spirit led Paul to Corinth, a port town where sailors, traders, and tourists intermingled. The area was famous for partying and prostitution.

The Holy Spirit also led Aquila and Priscilla to Corinth after Claudius extradited all the Jews from Rome because of they complained and rioted. They arrived before Paul and set up a tentmaking business.

When Paul reached Corinth, he walked into their shop and asked for a job. Not only did they granted his request, they offered him a place to stay and friendship.

Like Paul, we should ask God to solve our problems and give us the power of the Holy Spirit. God works behind the scenes to resolve our difficulties, meet our needs, and to “do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” (Ephesians 3:20)

Dearest Father in heaven, I praise You for working behind the scenes to make my life better and give me the gifts, wisdom, people, and money that I need to follow Your plan. Give me the power of Your Spirit. I know You will do more in my life than I ask or imagine. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.

Acts 18:1-3 – Will God help me solve my problems?

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