The Lord who Guides us
When we don't understand God's method of operation, we easily fall prey to the temptation to doubt God is guiding us, or even hearing our prayers. This often leads to begging God for help, which is not faith, and will not produce good results.
It is always wise to talk with God before making any decision. But just because you don't hear God's audible voice answering you, does not mean that God is not directing you. His primary means of guiding you are His written Word and the witness of the spirit inside you.
JOHN 16:13 NKJ 13 "However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you....
God will never guide anyone to act contrary to the teaching of the Bible.
That is one reason it is so important to read and study the Bible.
All of the following are scriptures you can apply to yourself. (Only the pronouns have been changed to make them personal.) Saying these will strengthen your faith.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not lack.
He leads me beside the still waters. He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. (Psalm 23:1-3)
God will instruct me and teach me in the way I should go. He will guide me with His eye. (Psalm 32:8)
God will bring me by a way I did not know; God will lead me in paths I have not known. He will make darkness light before me, and crooked places straight. God will do these things for me, and not forsake me. (Isaiah 42:16)
Thus says the Lord, my Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the Lord your God, Who teaches you to profit, Who leads you by the way you should go." (Isaiah 48:17)
The Lord will guide me continually. (Isaiah 58:11)
The Spirit of truth has come and He is guiding me into all truth. He will tell me things to come. (John 16:13)
I am led by the Spirit of God for I am a son of God. (Romans 8:14)
Now thanks be to God who always leads me in triumph in Christ. (2 Corinthians 2:14)
It is God Who works in me both to will and to do for His good pleasure. (Philippians 2:13)
The Lord Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." So I may boldly say: "The Lord is my helper; I will not fear." (Hebrews 13:5-6)
Thank you Lord for guiding me.