Welcome to 2018, everyone!
As we step into the new year and put away the things of Christmas, it is easy to feel a sort of let-down after all that activity, excitement, and wonder. We spend a season of our year entirely focused on Jesus and His first coming, but then in the span of a few days, it all fades away. Talk about depressing.
But as we all know, God wants to be in every season of our lives, not just Christmas. So as we continue in 2018, let’s make a commitment to continue pursuing Him!
In the spirit of that, I have assembled ten verses that speak about newness, hope, and encouragement. My hope for you is that these verses wouldn’t just sit here on this page, but that they would inspire you to grab your own bible and look for more encouragement and life within its pages. There is so much there to be found!
May these encourage you in the new year, and remind you of all the potential God has to make your life new, over and over again.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. -2 Corinthians 5:17
Oh sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. -Psalm 98:1
Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. -Isaiah 43:19
…to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. -Ephesians 4:22-24
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead… -1 Peter 1:3
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;[a] his mercies never come to an end; 23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. -Lamentations 3:22-23
And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, -Ezekiel 11:19
But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me. -Micah 7:7
…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. -Isaiah 40:31
He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. -Ecclesiastes 3:11
Here is to a wonderful 2018, filled with His goodness and love!
Thank you to ThoughtCo and Bible Study Tools for their lists of verses, which inspired some of the choices here! For more verses, check out: