15 Bible Verses That Will Give You Hope in the New Year

15 Bible Verses That Will Give You Hope in the New Year

Updated on January 15, 2018

Are you facing the new year with worry or hope? For some of us, it’s a mix of both. Whether you need personal encouragement or want to inspire others, keep reading. You’ll find 15 hope-filled Bible verses for the new year.

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Calculating Without God

If you’re like me, you could use a little encouragement. Real, biblical encouragement. But before I share a few Bible verses for the new year, 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.

The great Scottish evangelist Oswald Chambers called it “calculating without God.”

Are YOU calculating without Him?

God doesn’t want you to worry about your daily concerns – or even the serious issues in your life. 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. And now, on to the Bible verses for the new year.

15 Bible Verses for the New Year

My new year’s resolution is to drop worry from my vocabulary, heart, and mind. What about you? Are you ready to replace worry with hope?

Let’s ring in the new year by meditating on the following Bible verses (share your favorite in the comments). This will help us cultivate a fresh walk with God and a deeper dependence on Him.

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New Year Gifts

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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.”

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Hope Gifts From DaySpring

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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.”

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New Year Gifts

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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.”

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Bible Verse-a-Day 2018

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And Now, Over to You

Thank you for reading these Bible verses for the new year. Now it’s YOUR turn to chime in. What worries you as you face the year ahead? What verse gives you the most hope?

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. And if you liked this post, please give it a share.

Blessings, Annette


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Reference sources: Bible Study Tools, My Utmost for His Highest

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  1. Bablofil

    Thanks, great article.

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