We all get overwhelmed at times and “take back the wheel” of our lives instead of trusting in Him. But what does the Bible say about letting God lead us? When we go our own way, it can be difficult to see God’s amazing plan or direction for us. God’s way and timing are perfect. He will help you out of the overwhelm if you ask Him.
What does the Bible say about letting God lead?
How do I let God direct my path?
There have been many times in the past month of driving in Michigan snow, that my wheels were spinning! However, this post isn’t about driving in snow, but is actually about my productivity – or LACK thereof! For some reason this past month, it seems like I’ve just been spinning my wheels, running here and there, but not getting much of anything done. Anyone else struggling with that? Maybe it’s all the extreme COLD, and snow!
Last night as I was laying in bed thinking (because unfortunately, that’s when most of my thinking seems to take place!), I was trying to kind of sort it out in my mind. The realization came that I was feeling a bit overwhelmed with all that needed to be done, but wasn’t getting done. I began wondering what to do to get moving in the right direction again, get my priorities in place, and accomplish those things I feel I should be doing. Plans started coming to my mind…..
Then I heard that still small voice!
God reminded me that I didn’t have to figure this out on my own! He brought to mind one of my favorite verses.
How do you surrender to God and let go?
I have shared that thought so many times when speaking to homeschooling moms, but I had failed to remember the wonderful truth in that verse! I don’t need to try to figure it all out on my own. God wants me to come to Him, give it all to Him, and let Him lead me. What an absolutely freeing truth that is!
When you feel overwhelmed, and like you have more to do than you can handle, go to God. Pour it all out to Him, and let Him give you clear thinking, and show you what is important. Don’t struggle to figure it all out on your own. Planning is good, but take all those things on your to-do list to God, and seek His wisdom and guidance!
Bible verses about letting God lead your life
Surrendering your life to God is a process for many of us. We are so used to trying to run the show ourselves. So what does the Bible say about letting God lead? I’ve come up with this list of 14 Bible verses that remind you how you can learn to trust God. I recommend you grab your Bible and a notebook and read one of these per day over the next two weeks. Write out what comes to mind as you read it, let God speak to your heart!
- Exodus 14:14
“The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”
- Psalm 34:17
“The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.”
- 2 Chronicles 15:7
“But you, be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded!”
- Psalm 5:8
“Lead me, O LORD, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; Make Your way straight before my face.”
- Psalm 31:3
“For You are my rock and my fortress; Therefore, for Your name’s sake, Lead me and guide me.”
- Psalm 143:8
Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You.
What does the Bible say about letting God work?
- John 10:3-4
“To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he puts forth all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.”
- Romans 12:1-2
“Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”
- Nehemiah 9:19
“Yet in Your manifold mercies You did not forsake them in the wilderness. The pillar of the cloud did not depart from them by day, To lead them on the road; Nor the pillar of fire by night, To show them light, And the way they should go.”
- Hebrews 13:8
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.”
- Joshua 1:9
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
- Isaiah 41:10
“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
- John 10:14
“I am the good shepherd, and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.”
- Romans 8:28
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
How do I let God lead?
Sometimes the biggest changes start with simple tasks. I’ve broken down the process of how I reminded myself to trust God and follow His lead. Here are three things that helped me.
1. Make a list of what God has shown you is important.
2. Start with the top priority He has shown you.
3. Discipline yourself to just DO it!
Don’t put it off, and don’t get distracted. Once you get the first thing on the list accomplished, you will probably feel motivated to go on to the next priority. If you don’t get to some of the things on your list for the day, at least you will have done what God has shown you is most important.
Aren’t you glad we have a God that will establish our thoughts and give us direction and guidance?!