17 Bible Promises for the New Year

With everyone’s mind still on New Year’s resolutions and a new start in 2015, I offer you the following ancient “new” promises to cling to when that “same old dull life” feeling tries to get you back into its clutches.

“[God] has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord” (Ps. 40:3).

“Light is sweet; how pleasant to see a new day dawning” (Ecc. 11:7).

“Those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint” (Is. 40:31).

“For I [God] am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland” (Is.43:19).

“‘But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel after those days,’ says the Lord. ‘I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people'” (Jer. 31:33).

“And I [God] will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart” (Ez. 36:26).

“So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God” (Rom. 5:11).

“For we died and were buried with Christ … And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives” (Rom. 6:4).

“But now we have been released from the law, for we died to it and are no longer captive to its power. Now we can serve God, not in the old way of obeying the letter of the law, but in the new way of living in the Spirit” (Rom.7:6).

“And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us” (Rom. 8:23).

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect” (Rom. 12:2).

“Just as everyone dies because we all belong to Adam, everyone who belongs to Christ will be given new life” (1 Cor. 15:22).

“[Christ] has enabled us to be ministers of his new covenant. This is a covenant not of written laws, but of the Spirit. The old written covenant ends in death; but under the new covenant, the Spirit gives life” (2 Cor. 3:6).

“Since this new way gives us such confidence, we can be very bold” (2 Cor. 3:12).

“Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” (2 Cor. 5:17)

“For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God” (1 Peter 1:23).

“But we are looking forward to the new heavens and new earth he has promised, a world filled with God’s righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13).

May God bring about wonderful changes for you all!

(All quotes above are from the New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007, 2013 by Tyndale House Foundation, Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. New Living, NLT, and the New Living Translation logo are registered trademarks of Tyndale House Publishers.)

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  1. Jo Swank

     /  January 2, 2015

    Thank you for these words of encouragement, Kathy! My favorite is Isaiah 43:19.
    I hope your new year is off to a good start!
    Peace, Jo

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  2. Gina Etherton

     /  January 4, 2015

    Katherine,

    I really like this~! Hope your New Year is full of hope!!

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