Some seasons of life feel breezy. They're easy, exciting, full of spark and momentum. They feel certain and steady. Others...not so much. Other seasons of life can feel like you're wandering around the woods in the dark with no sense of direction, tripping over your own feet and scraping your elbows on thistles.
We all go through both kinds of seasons, and neither lasts forever. If you're currently going through a season that feels more like the latter, take heart - there is always hope when you lean on the Lord.
Here are 14 Verses When You Need Direction, taken from the ESV translation.
Then shall the young women rejoice in the dance, and the young men and the old shall be merry. I will turn their mourning into joy; I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow. 14 I will feast the soul of the priests with abundance, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, declares the Lord.
For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.
And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.
Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and I will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.
Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you.
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever.
No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, 21 fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
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. 17 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.
1 John 4:17
By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.
I hope you find these verses encouraging for whatever season you're in!
What verses do you turn to when you're feeling lost or discouraged?
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