Have you got a list of New Year’s resolutions? Or are you approaching the year with a mix of hope and worry? Whether you need encouragement or some practical advice, these Bible verses offer just what you need to start the New Year off right.
“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.”
"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?"
…for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
-2 Timothy 1:7
"Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ."
-1 Peter 1:13
"Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."
"Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever."
"For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever."
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law."
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