The 9 Bible Verses That Will Help You Discern God’s Will for Your Life in 2017

Last edited 10th January 2017

The 9 Bible Verses That Will Help You Discern God’s Will for Your Life in 2017

The new year is here and with it comes the setting of goals and resolution lists. Whether it’s switching jobs, choosing what colleges you want to apply to, deciding if you’re ready to have another baby, or going back to school (among other things) the decision-making process can be daunting.

To make this undertaking a bit easier we've gathered a few tips from the Daughters of Saint Paul, Scripture and a prayer for discernment from the Sisters of Mount Carmel. Before you begin the process of discernment, you should know two things:

  1. God always wants us to be happy because He loves us. He also knows that only that which helps us grow in holiness will lead us to true happiness.
  2. Discernment of God’s will and plan usually involves a decision between two good choices. To discern between two goods is to choose the best options of the two.


Keeping these things in mind will help you narrow down your choices to the greatest good. Once you decide what to place in God’s hands for discernment - pray.

Invite the Holy Spirit to direct your prayer through the following scriptures:






























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