Making big decisions can be stressful. And more often than not, the Bible doesn’t have much to say regarding our specific situations. Is it the right time to get married? Do I have the finances to buy my first home? Should we start having kids or enjoy being “just the two of us” for a bit longer? What about my career? Is it time for a change? When it comes to decisions like these, we have to trust that God will lead in the right direction. We don’t have specific answers in the written word, but that doesn’t mean God isn’t ready and willing to guide us as we make difficult choices.
We are taught throughout God’s Word to place our trust in God. And in all honesty that makes sense when things are beyond my control. But what about the things I have control over? Does God care about my choices when there doesn’t seem to be a clear right or wrong answer?
I personally believe that God cares about every detail of our lives. If He knows how many hairs are on my head, then He certainly cares about where I go to college or where I choose to work. So how do we make these tough calls? We give Him our trust. We seek His wisdom. And we rely on the Holy Spirit to confirm in our hearts what God would have for us to do. The Bible also tells us to seek wise and godly counsel. And when all else fails, God will bless anything and everything we do when we do it for Him. If you make your choice with a heart that desires to please God, there’s no doubt you will succeed.
10 Bible Verses for When You’re Making Big Decisions
Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed. – Proverbs 16:3 (NLT)
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. – Proverbs 3:5-7 (NIV)
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT)
We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps. – Proverbs 16:9 (NLT)
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. – James 1:5 (NIV)
Refuse good advice and watch your plans fail; take good counsel and watch them succeed. – Proverbs 15:22 (MSG)
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. – Psalm 119:105 (NIV)
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice. – Proverbs 12:15 (ESV)
Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. – Proverbs 19:20 (ESV)
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. – Romans 12:2 (NLT)