Bible Verses About Making Decisions

How often do you find yourself paralyzed by indecision? Are you afraid to take risks because you don’t want to fail?

If you answered yes to either question, then you might benefit from turning to the Bible and seeking advice from God. 

Bible Verses About Making Decisions

Deciding what to do or where to go can be challenging. Sometimes, we are provided with several options and find it difficult to know which is the right one to choose.

The good news is that God has provided us with much wisdom to make wise decisions. 

God wants us to live our lives wisely, and although we have to make these decisions for ourselves, his words continually guide us.

To make the right choice, we must seek His guidance. These Bible verses are guaranteed to keep you off the wrong path and help you make the right decision every time.

Bible Verses About Making Decisions

Here are some of the best Bible verses to use in the form of prayer or meditation when having to make tough decisions.

Corinthians 2:14-16

The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.

The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, for, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

Romans 12:2

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Ephesians 5:15

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise,

Proverbs 16:9

In their hearts, humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Hebrews 11:6

And without faith, it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

James 1:5

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

John 8:32

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Matthew 7:24

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”

Luke 6:27

“But to you who are listening, I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

Joshua 24:15

But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living.

But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Philippians 4:6-7

Philippians 4:6-7

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” 

Proverbs 2:6

For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth comes knowledge and understanding.  

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.

Proverbs 18:1-24

Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment. A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.

When wickedness comes, contempt comes also, and with dishonor comes disgrace. The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.

It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the righteous of justice.

How Does God Help Us Make Decisions?

God helps us make decisions through His Word. We can trust Him because He tells us what to do, even though it may not always feel comfortable.

In times of need, we can pray for guidance, and ask Him to show us the best decision.

The Bible also teaches us how to make decisions. It shows us how to avoid bad choices and makes sure we don’t miss out on important opportunities.

For example, the Bible teaches us to make decisions based on love rather than fear.

When we’re faced with difficult decisions, we need to take time to consider both sides of an issue. We need to weigh up the pros and cons of each option.

If we try to rush into a decision without thinking things through, we could end up making a poor choice.

When we think about making a decision, we need to keep these points in mind:

  • Make sure you know the facts. Don’t simply assume that something is true. Ask questions until you understand everything and make your decision once you have the full details.
  • Think carefully about the consequences of your decision. What will happen if you decide wrongly? Will you regret it later? Will your decision hurt someone? Is this the best choice you can make?
  • Talk to someone else who knows more about the subject than you do. Asking either a professional or simply someone you know to provide you with more details and information may help show you the correct decision to make. If they are unable to provide you with more information, they still may be able to give you some helpful advice. 
  • Consider the feelings of others. You’ll probably want to do what’s right, but sometimes other people won’t agree with you. Try to listen to them too and understand how your decision may impact them. Once you have viewed how the outcome can affect everyone, you will be in a better position to make it.
  • Remember that God loves you. He wants you to live happily and safely. Ask him for guidance when you need it and know that His words and guidance will always be there for you.

Final Thought

When faced with making a decision, we can often feel overwhelmed and confused about the possible outcome.

Although deciding isn’t easy to do if we follow God’s instructions and take his advice on board, knowing which path is the right one will be easier to decide than ever. 

With so many verses to draw inspiration from, the Bible is always a great source of inspiration to guide you when faced with difficult decisions.

Biblical wisdom will always help you make wise choices when faced with unjust decisions. By drawing guidance from relevant verses, you can rest in the knowledge that you have chosen the correct course of action for you.

Anneka Huddleston
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