When you’re in the middle of a difficult time, it can be hard to find your way out. Your heart and mind may be filled with worry and doubt. You may feel like your will is being tested and broken down by the world around you.
He wants nothing more than for you to find your purpose and live it out every day—to be all that he created you to be. And he promises that if you will believe in him, he will give you strength to follow through on his plans for your life and see them through to the end!
But don’t forget: God knows what you need, even when you don’t know it yourself. He has plans for you that are greater than anything you could ever imagine for yourself.
Walking In The Will of God Scriptures
Romans 12:2 ESV / 2,947 helpful votes
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV / 2,844 helpful votes
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
1 Peter 2:15 ESV / 2,363 helpful votes
For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.
1 Thessalonians 4:3 ESV / 2,009 helpful votes
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality;
Matthew 6:10 ESV / 1,547 helpful votes
Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
John 7:17 ESV / 1,495 helpful votes
If anyone’s will is to do God’s will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority.
2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 1,482 helpful votes
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
Ephesians 5:17 ESV / 1,464 helpful votes
Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Hebrews 10:36 ESV / 1,390 helpful votes
For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.
Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 1,388 helpful votes
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 1,351 helpful votes
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Psalm 119:105 ESV / 1,320 helpful votes
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
1 Timothy 2:4 ESV / 1,306 helpful votes
Who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Micah 6:8 ESV / 1,290 helpful votes
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
Hebrews 13:20-21 ESV / 1,281 helpful votes
Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
John 3:16 ESV / 1,269 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Matthew 6:33 ESV / 1,233 helpful votes
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
1 John 1:9 ESV / 1,231 helpful votes
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 1,221 helpful votes
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Philippians 4:13 ESV / 1,217 helpful votes
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
1 John 2:17 ESV / 1,179 helpful votes
And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.
Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 1,161 helpful votes
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
1 John 2:16-17 ESV / 1,141 helpful votes
For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.
Romans 8:28 ESV / 1,132 helpful votes
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
1 Peter 3:17 ESV / 1,125 helpful votes
For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.
Romans 6:23 ESV / 1,045 helpful votes
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 1,043 helpful votes
Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!
Mark 3:35 ESV / 1,018 helpful votes
For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.”
Doing The Will of God Bible Verses
1 Peter 4:19 ESV / 993 helpful votes
Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.
James 1:5 ESV / 963 helpful votes
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 959 helpful votes
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
John 6:38-40 ESV / 925 helpful votes
For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”
James 4:15 ESV / 922 helpful votes
Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”
Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 920 helpful votes
The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
Philippians 4:19 ESV / 882 helpful votes
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Proverbs 19:21 ESV / 882 helpful votes
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 ESV / 873 helpful votes
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.
Romans 12:1 ESV / 869 helpful votes
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
Joshua 1:9 ESV / 830 helpful votes
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Matthew 6:9-13 ESV / 816 helpful votes
Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 815 helpful votes
A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. …
2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 812 helpful votes
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Romans 5:8 ESV / 800 helpful votes
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
John 6:40 ESV / 791 helpful votes
For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”
Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 782 helpful votes
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
Psalm 37:4 ESV / 781 helpful votes
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
John 16:33 ESV / 771 helpful votes
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
Romans 8:27 ESV / 764 helpful votes
And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 ESV / 761 helpful votes
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God;
John 1:1 ESV / 753 helpful votes
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Psalm 143:10 ESV / 743 helpful votes
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!
John 9:31 ESV / 739 helpful votes
We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.
Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 725 helpful votes
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Ephesians 5:15-20 ESV / 708 helpful votes
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, …
Matthew 7:21 ESV / 698 helpful votes
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Isaiah 18:1-7 ESV / 682 helpful votes
Ah, land of whirring wings that is beyond the rivers of Cush, which sends ambassadors by the sea, in vessels of papyrus on the waters! Go, you swift messengers, to a nation, tall and smooth, to a people feared near and far, a nation mighty and conquering, whose land the rivers divide. All you inhabitants of the world, you who dwell on the earth, when a signal is raised on the mountains, look! When a trumpet is blown, hear! For thus the Lord said to me: “I will quietly look from my dwelling like clear heat in sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.” For before the harvest, when the blossom is over, and the flower becomes a ripening grape, he cuts off the shoots with pruning hooks, and the spreading branches he lops off and clears away. …
Isaiah 40:8 ESV / 675 helpful votes
The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.
Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 674 helpful votes
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Luke 9:23 ESV / 674 helpful votes
And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
1 Timothy 2:3-4 ESV / 651 helpful votes
This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
What Does The Bible Say About The Will of Man
John 4:24 ESV / 640 helpful votes
God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 633 helpful votes
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 625 helpful votes
But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
Proverbs 16:4 ESV / 620 helpful votes
The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble.
Romans 8:37-39 ESV / 600 helpful votes
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
John 14:27 ESV / 591 helpful votes
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Matthew 4:4 ESV / 585 helpful votes
But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
Galatians 1:4 ESV / 584 helpful votes
Who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,
1 Peter 2:2 ESV / 574 helpful votes
Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—
Matthew 7:24 ESV / 574 helpful votes
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
1 John 4:16 ESV / 559 helpful votes
So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
Acts 1:8 ESV / 558 helpful votes
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 538 helpful votes
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
John 1:12 ESV / 525 helpful votes
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,
Revelation 1:1 ESV / 517 helpful votes
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
Romans 3:23 ESV / 517 helpful votes
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
John 14:6 ESV / 505 helpful votes
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Colossians 1:9 ESV / 497 helpful votes
And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
Luke 22:42 ESV / 483 helpful votes
Saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.”
John 3:16-17 ESV / 480 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Psalm 46:1 ESV / 471 helpful votes
To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Matthew 21:22 ESV / 468 helpful votes
And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”
1 John 1:5 ESV / 464 helpful votes
This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
Psalm 40:8 ESV / 440 helpful votes
I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”
Proverbs 30:5 ESV / 438 helpful votes
Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 436 helpful votes
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood …
Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 436 helpful votes
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
Romans 10:9 ESV / 417 helpful votes
Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Luke 1:37 ESV / 406 helpful votes
For nothing will be impossible with God.”
Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 405 helpful votes
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 393 helpful votes
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Matthew 28:19 ESV / 391 helpful votes
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Psalm 27:1 ESV / 385 helpful votes
Of David. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Ephesians 3:20 ESV / 381 helpful votes
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,
2 Peter 1:4 ESV / 368 helpful votes
By which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.
Psalm 73:26 ESV / 368 helpful votes
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Psalm 91:1-16 ESV / 342 helpful votes
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, …
John 5:30 ESV / 334 helpful votes
“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.
Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 329 helpful votes
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Psalm 90:1-17 ESV / 298 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
A Prayer of Moses, the man of God. Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. You return man to dust and say, “Return, O children of man!” For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night. You sweep them away as with a flood; they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning: