30 Scriptural Verses For God’s Guidance And Direction
BIBLE TEXT: PSALM 32:8
At certain points in life, we children of God make an infinite number of decisions. These decisions range from who to marry, which job to take, which course to study in school, which type of house to rent or buy, number of children to have, to which friends or associates to keep, etc. We need to rely on God through his words (the Scripture) to make these decisions. This is because making the right decision can make us, while making a wrong decision can break us.
The Bible has always been a tremendous source or map for Christians seeking guidance. The wisdom and knowledge of the scripture can help us to make improved decisions, which in turn help us to become better people in this complex world of sin.
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This is why in this series; we will be studying various scriptural verses that anchor on God’s guidance and direction. Here are some scriptures on this topic:
- Proverbs 3:5-6
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
Seeking God for guidance and direction first starts with having trust in Him. You cannot ask direction from someone you do not trust to direct you.
2. Psalm 32:8
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go; I will guide you with my eye.”
This verse is an assurance from God to personally guide us through His instruction and watch over us with His all-seeing eyes.
3. Isaiah 58:11
“And the Lord shall guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and make your bones fat: and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.”
God’s guidance brings about prosperity and satisfaction, even in the period of austerity and economic recession.
4. Psalm 48:14
“For this God is our God forever and ever: He will be our guide even unto death.”
This is a verse loaded with great commitment to remain guided by God, even unto the end of life.
5. Psalm 25:9
“The meek will He guide in judgment: and the meek will He teach His way.”
As a child of God, you can only be guided by God when you are meek. God always resists the proud, but gives His grace (guidance and direction) to the humble.
6. Psalm 31:3
“For You are my rock and fortress; therefore for Your name’s sake lead me, and guide me.”
7. Psalm 73:24
“You shall guide me with Your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.”
One of the ways God guides and directs His children is through godly counsel, mainly from the scriptures and through genuine servants of God.
8. 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 hand, and when you turn to the left.”
God is so interested in our affairs that He doesn’t mind whispering His direction to our ears!
9. John 16:13
“Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He will not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will show you things to come.”
Our loving God can guide and direct us through the Holy Spirit. This is why children of God should thirst for the infilling of the Holy Spirit.
10. Psalm 119:105
“Your word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
God uses His word to guide His children, just like a lamp or light guides someone in the dark.
11. Luke 1:79
“To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”
Every darkness and shadow of death experience is dispelled as soon as God steps in to guide such a person.
12. Proverbs 16:9
“A man’s heart devises his way: but the Lord directs his steps.”
This is the bible way of saying, “Man proposes, but God disposes.” Whatever the plans of a person are, it is only God that can direct such a person to success.
13. Exodus 14:15-16
“And the Lord said to Moses, Why do you cry to me? Speak to the children of Israel that they should go forward:
But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.”
God brought the Israelites out of Egypt and guided them throughout the journey to the Promised Land.
14. Psalm 37:23
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delights in his way.”
God leads or directs the steps (the plans, endeavors, aspirations) of a good man (the man who is washed and sanctified by the Blood of Jesus, who relies on God for guidance).
15. Psalm 25:5
“Lead me in your truth, and teach me: for You are the God of my salvation; on You do I wait all day.”
The Psalmist knew the importance of God’s guidance and direction; he therefore requested that God lead him in all his ways.
16. Jeremiah 33:3
“Call me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”
If you want God’s guidance, you have to ask Him!
17. Psalm 23:3
“He restores my soul: He leads me in the path of righteousness for His name’s sake.”
When God leads a person, He leads him/her in a good path that will lead to success.
18. Psalm 5:8
“Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; make Your way straight before my face.”
19. Psalm 31:3
“For You are my rock and my fortress; therefore for Your name’s sake lead me and guide me.”
God leads us away from danger and harm to safety.
20. Psalm 27:11
“Teach me your way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path because of my enemies.”
21. Psalm 86:11
“Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in your truth: unite my heart to fear Your name.”
22. John 10:3-4
“To him the porter opens; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out.”
You have to be able to identify the voice of God to be led and directed by Him.
23. Isaiah 48:17
“Thus says the Lord, you Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the Lord your God who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way you should go.”
It is only by God’s guidance that our endeavors can lead to profit.
24. Luke 12:11-12
“And when you are brought to the synagogues, and to magistrates, and powers, do not think about how or what thing you shall answer, or what you shall say: for the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what you ought to say.”
Whenever we are lost for answers or how to defend ourselves, the best thing to do is to rely on God for guidance. He will put the right words in our mouth!
25. Galatians 5:18
“But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.” God’s leading helps us to be free from the bondage of the law.
26. Exodus 13:21
“And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud, to lead them in the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night.” Even in the most seemingly difficult or hopeless situations, God still guides and leads His own.
27. Numbers 27:21
“And he shall stand before Eliazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before the Lord: at his word they shall go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation.”
God can guide and direct us through His servants, the prophets and pastors.
28. Acts 9:11
“And the Lord said to him, Arise, go into the street called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for behold, he prays.”
God can direct and guide His own children through trance.
29. Matthew 2:19-20
“But when Herod was dead, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,
Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead that sought the young child’s life.”
God can also guide and direct his children through dreams.
30. Acts 8:26
“And the angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south to the way that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza, which is desert.”