Bible Verses for the New Year

Bible Verses for the New Year

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.

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  • Lighthouse in the harbor

    Be Hopeful

     “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.” 

    -Jeremiah 29:11

  • Child reaching into the sunset

    Let your Light Shine

    "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."

    -Matthew 5:14-16

  • Woman rock climbing

    Be Strong

     “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.”  

    -Deuteronomy 31:6

  • Woman sitting on a cliff staring at the sun

    Do Not Worry

    "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?"

    -Matthew 6:25

  • Surfer riding a wave

    God Gives Us Self-Control

    …for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

    -2 Timothy 1:7

  • Woman reading Bible

    Prepare Your Minds

    "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

  • Boat sitting on the beach with a storm approaching

    Do Not Be Afraid

    "Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."

    -John 14:27

  • Man praying under a tree

    Be Grateful

    "Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever."

    -Psalm 136:26

  • Mother holding baby's hand

    God Loves You

    "For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever."

    -Psalm 117:2

  • Hands making heart shape

    Love, Goodness and Gentleness

    "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law."

    -Galations 5:22-23

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