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  • Writer's pictureKaren O'Reilly

30 Ultimate Bible Verses For Direction From God In Your Decision Making

Updated: Nov 9, 2022

Here are 30 scriptures on getting direction and guidance from God in your decision-making.

Today I am sharing some Bible verses to give you clarity and direction for the millions of decisions that you have to make not just daily but it seems like hourly too!

I am compiling lists of bible verses to add to our printable/prayer journal collection to inspire your powerful prayers of intercession. We have some awesome prayerful godly women in our Restoring Beauty For Ashes Facebook Group and we have a weekly prayer thread for everyone to leave their prayer requests. We then can support and pray for each other throughout the week.

The common theme of these requests is seeking God's clarity and direction from God in their decision-making.

30 Bible verses for direction from God decision making

God's instructions

Are you seeking God for guidance in your situation?

The decisions that we make have an impact not just on our lives but also on the lives of those around us.

When we have to make a decision, we often rely on what we know to make the best possible choice. But you can't know the impact or consequences of those choices you make ahead of time.

The good news is that you are not alone and you can have expert guidance from God!

God loves you and cares about you very much. 1 Peter 5:7.

God is your Yahweh Yireh (Provider), Yahweh Roi (The Lord Is My Shepherd), and Yahweh Shammah (The Lord is there).

God promises that if you draw near to Him, He will draw near to you and show you things that you do not know. James 4:8, Jeremiah 33;3. The Bible is full of God's instructions to guide us in every decision that we have to make. So take a deep breath and enjoy what the bible says about making decisions.

Scriptures for direction and guidance

Did you know that God gives us instructions throughout the Bible?

God gives good and perfect advice!

The following scriptures have helped me in moments of uncertainty when I have been severely stressed and worried. Read them, memorize them and pray them over your life decisions and I know you will discern God's guidance and direction in the decisions that you have to make.

💡 Click on the underlined Bible verse to view it in various translations at BibleGateway.

1. Trusting God in making decisions

Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

2. God directs you to call on Him.

Do you know God's private telephone number?

Jeremiah 33:3: Call to me and I will answer you and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

3. God directs you to seek Him first.

Matthew 6:33: But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

4. God directs you to diligently seek Him

Proverbs 8:17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.

5. God directs us to ask for His wisdom

James 1:5: If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

6. God directs you to listen for His voice to guide you

Isaiah 30:21: And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.

7. God says we can have confidence that He hears us

1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.

8. God instructs you not to be afraid because He will guide and strengthen you

Isaiah 41:10: Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

9. God will instruct and teach you with His eye upon you!

Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

10. God directs you through His word, the Bible

Psalm 119:105: Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

11. God instructs us to renew our minds through His word

Romans 12:2: Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

12. God commands us to be strong and courageous

Joshua 1:9: Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

13. God directs us to do everything in the name of the Lord

Colossians 3:17: And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Bible verses for decision making

Here are more bible verses to guide you in making major decisions. Use these scriptures during your prayer time. It is beneficial in writing them out in a notebook or in the printable bible study workbook that I have designed for you to record your prayer and answers to prayer! (scroll down to read more about the printable/digital workbook)

14. Call on God to teach you His ways

Psalm 25:4: Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.

15. Walk in God's truth

Psalm 86:11 Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.

16. Recieve God's peace when you present your prayer requests to God with thanksgiving

Philippians 4:6-7: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

17. Good decision-making comes from being rooted and grounded in God