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bible verses for guidance

Guidance from God’s Word:

  • Psalm 119:105 – “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”
  • Psalm 32:8 – “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”
  • 2 Timothy 3:16 – “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.”

Guidance through Prayer:

  • Jeremiah 33:3 – “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”
  • 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.”
  • James 1:6 – “But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”

Guidance by the Holy Spirit:

  • John 14:26 – “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”
  • 1 John 2:20 – “But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.”
  • John 16:13 – “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.”

Guidance in Decision-Making:

  • 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.”
  • 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 for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Guidance through Wisdom:

  • Proverbs 9:10 – “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
  • James 3:13 – “Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.”
  • Proverbs 12:15 – “The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.”

Guidance through Righteousness:

  • Proverbs 20:7 – “The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them.”
  • Matthew 6:33 – “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
  • Proverbs 21:21 – “Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity, and honor.”

Guidance in Times of Trouble:

  • Psalm 23:4 – “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
  • Isaiah 40:31 – “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
  • Psalm 9:9 – “The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.”

Guidance in Relationships:

  • Proverbs 13:20 – “Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.”
  • Proverbs 17:17 – “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.”
  • Romans 14:19 – “Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.”

Guidance in Faith:

  • Hebrews 11:1 – “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
  • 2 Corinthians 5:7 – “For we live by faith, not by sight.”
  • Isaiah 58:11 – “The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”

Guidance in Witnessing and Evangelism:

  • 1 Peter 3:15 – “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”
  • Matthew 28:19 – “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
  • Acts 1:8 – “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Guidance in Humility and Obedience:

  • James 4:10 – “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”
  • John 15:8 – “This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”
  • John 14:15 – “If you love me, keep my commands.”