Updated on October 15, 2017
Are you facing the new year with worry or hope? For some of us, it’s a mix of both. If you need encouragement or want to inspire others, keep reading. I’ll share 15 hope-filled Bible verses for the new year.
Calculating Without God
Before I share some biblical encouragement, tell me: Are you a worrier?
I worry a lot because I’m always overthinking. That’s why I’m SO grateful for how God sees me – not for what I am, but what I can become. An encourager instead of a worrier.
The dictionary defines worry as “being anxious or troubled over actual or potential problems.”
When we worry, we’re doubting God’s ability to work in our lives … and trusting in our inability.
Oswald Chambers, that great Scottish evangelist, called it “calculating without God.”
Are YOU calculating without Him?
God doesn’t want you to worry about your daily concerns, or even more serious issues. He doesn’t want you to overthink or figure things out on your own (Proverbs 3:5).
God wants you to trust Him. That’s it! He knows what you need for each day ahead, and He will provide for you. Now, on to the new year Bible verses.
15 Bible Verses for the New Year
My resolution for 2017 is to drop worry from my vocabulary, heart, and mind. How about you? Are you ready to replace your worry with encouragement and hope?
Let’s ring in the new year by meditating on the following Bible verses (share YOUR favorite in the comments). They can help us cultivate a fresh walk with God and a deeper dependence on Him.
1. A New Creation
2 Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”
2. A New Heart
Ezekiel 36:26 – “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.”
3. A New Song
Psalm 98:1 – “Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! For He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory.”
4. A New Day
Lamentations 3:22-23 – “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.”
5. A New Thing
Isaiah 43:19 – “Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
6. A New Hope
Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
7. Do Not Worry
Matthew 6:25 – “Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?”
8. Do Not Fear
2 Timothy 1:7 – “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
9. Don’t Be Anxious
Philippians 4:6 – “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”
10. Forget the Past
Philippians 3:13 – “But one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.”
11. Rest Your Soul
Matthew 11:28-30 – “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
12. Peaceable Fruit
Hebrews 12:11 – “Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”
13. Wait on God
Isaiah 40:31 – “But those who wait on 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.”
14. God’s Plan
1 Corinthians 2:9 – “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
15. God’s Timing
Ecclesiastes 3:11 – “He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.”
And Now, Over to You
Thank you for reading these hope-filled Bible verses for the new year. Now it’s YOUR turn to chime in. What worries you the most as you face the year ahead? What new year Bible verse gives you the most encouragement?
I would love to hear how God is using His Word to encourage you. Let’s fill the comments with friendly conversation. Scroll down to leave a reply, ask a question, or just say hello.
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