Graduation is exciting! Very often it leads to a new path in life. Very often decisions about the future will be about a new place to live, new people to meet, a new purpose and new work to do. It’s reassuring to know that God has a plan and purpose for your life. Read these verses from the Bible and ask God for his guidance. He is there and aware and infinitely able to give you wisdom.
Know that the Lord is God. It is He who made us, and we are His. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is good and His love endures forever. Psalm 100:3-4
The world is driven by self-reliance; however, making decisions in life are opportunities to trust Almighty God to give us peace and joy by recognizing our need for wisdom and discernment. The Bible speaks to us clearly that God will bless those who trust Him.
Advice & Counsel
To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are His. Job 12:13
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you, says the Lord. Psalm 32:8
Make plans by seeking advice. Proverbs 20:18
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know, says the LORD. Jeremiah 33:3
In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. Proverbs 16:9
Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15
The LORD is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him; He hears their cry and saves them. Psalm 145:18-19
Guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Proverbs 4:23
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. Jeremiah 17:7
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid? Though an army besiege me, I will not fear. Though war break out against me, even then will I be confident. Psalm 27:1, 3
Who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
1 Corinthians 2:16
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. James 1:5
Faith for the future
Faith is an act of trusting in the Lord Jesus as our personal Savior and a daily commitment to seek His will and purpose for our life.
Without faith it is impossible
to please God, because
anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
and that He rewards those
who earnestly seek Him.
I need wisdom in these areas….
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Righteous are you, O Lord. Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them.
Psalms 119:137, 140