Everyone comes to a point in their lives where they need to make a decision. Life is full of decisions. That is the amazing thing about God, He gives us options, not orders, and has faith in us that we will make the right choices when the time comes. Whether you are purchasing a car, a house, starting a family, moving, starting or changing a career, deciding what to eat for dinner, what movie you are going to watch tonight, we all have decisions in our lives. Yes, some are bigger than others but God loves it when we are listening closely to His direction and we make righteous choices. This doesn’t come naturally for anyone, we all need a little help, a little guidance, and a whole lot of grace. We have gathered 50 Bible verses for making big decisions in a list broken out by category.
Top Bible Verses For Making Big Decisions
WHEN YOU NEED COURAGE
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
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.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
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.
I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
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.
1 Chronicles 16:11
Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!
No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.”
1 Chronicles 22:18
“Is not the Lord your God with you? And has he not given you peace on every side? For he has delivered the inhabitants of the land into my hand, and the land is subdued before the Lord and his people.
WHEN YOU ARE STRESSED
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!
WHEN YOU NEED TO BUILD YOUR FAITH
And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
2 Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
WHEN YOU NEED WISDOM
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called blessed.
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.
Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.
See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
WHEN YOU NEED TO ACHIEVE UNITY
Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.
1 Corinthians 1:10
I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.
So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 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.
Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.
WHEN YOU NEED PERSEVERANCE
2 Thessalonians 3:13
As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good.
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
2 Peter 1:10
Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to make your calling and election sure, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.
WHEN YOU NEED ENCOURAGEMENT
A Song of Ascents. I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
1 John 2:15-16
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.
A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
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