April 20, 2024

Discerning God’s Will

Proverbs 16:1-3, 9

In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.

—  Proverbs 16:9

Discerning God’s will calls for seeking God’s wisdom and aligning our hearts with his purposes. As we desire to make choices that honor the Lord, we can trust that he will guide our steps and direct our paths.

To discern God’s will, we must seek his wisdom through prayer and by meditating on his Word. We invite God into the decision-making process, surrendering our desires and plans and opening our hearts to his leading.

God speaks to us through his Spirit, through the godly counsel of others, and through circumstances that align with his Word.

As we grow in our relationship with God, we become more attuned to his voice and more aware of what aligns with his will.

In times of decision making, let’s surrender our own understanding and submit to God’s perfect plan. May we rely on God’s wisdom rather than our own limited perspective.

As we trust in the Lord, we can have confidence that he will guide us along the way that leads to fulfillment and joy.

Wise and loving God, we seek your wisdom to discern your will. Help us to hear your voice. Give us courage to follow your leading. May your will prevail in every aspect of our lives. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

About the author — Darrell Delaney

Darrell Delaney is a cohost of ReFrame’s podcast ministry Groundwork and serves as lead chaplain with Reach the Forgotten Jail Ministry in Michigan. He considers it his life’s calling to create and facilitate life-giving environments in which people can thrive and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Darrell and his wife, Kia, have three children. He enjoys spending time with family, walking, reading, and playing basketball, chess, and video games.

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