Ready for a shocking statement? I used to believe that God doesn’t guide us or have plans for our earthly lives. I thought that His only plans were for our salvation and nothing more. I thought He patted us on our backs and wished us all the best in our life’s choices.
Of course, God is so gracious that He gave us the freedom to make our own decisions. But does He guide us?
YOU BET HE DOES.
His word is what changed my mind. The truth in the Bible led me to realize that God cares deeply about the details in my life. He knows what the best choices are for me to make, and by His guidance, I can make those choices.
No matter what you’re facing, don’t be a cotton-headed ninny muggins like yours truly. God does have good things for you, and He’s ready to guide you into an abundant life.
Remember that your purpose is to glorify Him. Follow after Him, and you’ll always be in the right spot.
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Verses are in New Living Translation (NLT) unless otherwise noted.
Bible Verses on God’s Guidance for You
The Lord went ahead of them. He guided them during the day with a pillar of cloud, and he provided light at night with a pillar of fire. This allowed them to travel by day or by night.
“With your unfailing love you lead the people you have redeemed. In your might, you guide them to your sacred home.
See, I am sending an angel before you to protect you on your journey and lead you safely to the place I have prepared for you.
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
“Go in peace,” the priest replied. “For the Lord is watching over your journey.”
I will bless the Lord who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me.
The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.
Send out your light and your truth; let them guide me. Let them lead me to your holy mountain, to the place where you live.
For you have rescued me from death; you have kept my feet from slipping. So now I can walk in your presence, O God, in your life-giving light.
You guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny.
Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.
The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.
“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
Because of God’s tender mercy,
the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us,
to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
and to guide us to the path of peace.”
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.
So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.
Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.
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You can trust God. He loves you, and He’s willing to guide you in your decisions, whether they’re big or small.