In a fallen world, perhaps there’s no practical question more commonly asked than this: How can I know God’s will? After all, we face many difficult and complex decisions throughout our lives. We know that our God possesses perfect knowledge, acts in perfect wisdom, and sees the end from the beginning, but as finite, fallen creatures, we often struggle to connect the truths of God’s Word to our specific circumstances. Whether you’re asking this question yourself or helping fellow brothers and sisters in Christ as they seek God’s will, these resources, curated by the Ligonier editorial team, can help shed light on the path to knowing and doing God’s will.
God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life by Gene Edward Veith Jr.
This work is a comprehensive overview of the doctrine of Christian calling. Turning to the Scriptures, Dr. Gene Edward Veith examines what the Bible says about the various callings God gives to us in the church, in the family, as citizens, and as laborers in the workplace. He also provides guidance on how we can find our vocation, looks at how the Lord works through human beings in their vocations, and considers what it looks like to bear the cross as we work unto the glory of God in many different spheres.
Discovering God’s Will by Sinclair B. Ferguson
Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson considers how to discern God’s will for our lives, looking at how God guides us through His Word and through His providence into the calling He has for us.
Can I Know God’s Will? by R.C. Sproul
This practical booklet by Dr. R.C. Sproul considers the misunderstandings that many people have about the will of God and provides clear, practical biblical principles for accurately discerning it. It shows that knowing God’s will requires no mystical insight or extraordinary revelation.
Called to the Ministry by Edmund P. Clowney
How does a man know when God is calling him to vocational ministry? This helpful work by Edmund P. Clowney considers the signs of calling to vocational ministry one should look for and the church’s role in affirming this calling.
This article is part of the Recommended Resources collection.