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.
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 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
Colossians 2:6-7: Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
18. Good God-given advice: Do not give up!
Galatians 6:9: And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
19. Decide to commit your work to the Lord and watch how your plans succeed
Proverbs 16:1-3: The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit. Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
20. The Lord directs and establishes your steps
Proverbs 16:9: The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.
21. You can be confident in your decision-making because God has good plans for you
Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
22. In all those difficult decisions you have to make, remember....
Romans 8:28: And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
23. God's advice for making great decisions: meditate on His word day and night
Joshua 1:8: This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
24. God promises to guide you continually and that you will be like a well-watered garden
Isaiah 58:11: And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water,
whose waters do not fail.
25. You can be confident in making your decisions prayerfully
Philippians 2:13: For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
26. Good God-given advice from King David
Psalm 37:4: Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
27. Favorite bible verse for guidance in decision making
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
28. Ultimate advice from God for decision-making - treasure His commands
Proverbs 2:1-5: My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you,
making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understand; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.
29. God instructs you to look for His ancient paths
Jeremiah 6:16: Thus says the Lord: “Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths,
where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’
30. In your decision-making listen for what the Holy Spirit is speaking to you
John 16:13: When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
Trust God to help you in your decision making
You need to trust God to help you in all your decision-making. He wants to partner with you in every single decision that you make. You must sit still in His presence and invite the Holy Spirit to speak to you through the scriptures. Remember - God is faithful. You can trust Him because that is His nature.
I find that using the A.C.T.S method of prayer is an empowering way to hear God speak through His word. Use it as you prayerfully study each of these bible verses for direction and guidance from God.
Are you familiar with the A.C.T.S. acronym?
A = Adoration
S= Supplication (presenting your requests to God)
Record your prayers in a notebook or in the printable prayer journal workbook that includes a list of bible verses about decisions, and a journal with prompts to guide you as you prayerfully consider what God is saying to you about all the major decisions that you have to make.
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I hope these 30 scriptures help you as you pray through your decision-making. Remember that you are not alone. God gives the perfect advice. We just need to listen to His prompts while our crazy noisy world swirls around us.
You may be encouraged by these resources:
Scriptural Grace Resource Library (FREE) HERE.
Devotional Bible Studies For Women And Quiet Time Resources Forever Access Bundle HERE
Names of God resources HERE
Topical Bible plans HERE
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