As we stand on the threshold of a new year, it’s a time of reflection, hope, and anticipation. The past year may have brought its challenges and triumphs. But the dawn of a new year offers a fresh canvas—a chance to start anew, to embrace new possibilities, and to strengthen our faith in God’s guidance and grace. In the midst of uncertainties, let us anchor our hearts in God’s Word. Read on to discover five empowering Bible verses that helped Life 90.5 listeners get through last year. May these tidbits of truth serve as guiding lights as we navigate the uncharted waters ahead.
1. PSALM 25:4-5
“Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”
The opening verses of Psalm 25 remind us of the importance of seeking God’s guidance. In the new year, as we embark on new endeavors and face unknown challenges, let us approach them with humility. When we finally realize that we don’t know everything, we will begin seeking the wisdom and direction that only God can provide. By entrusting our paths to Him, we acknowledge His sovereignty and then find reassurance that His guidance will lead us on the right course.
2. JOHN 16:33
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Life is riddled with trials and tribulations. However, these words from Jesus in John 16:33 offer solace and courage. He assures us that despite the inevitable challenges we’ll encounter, we can find peace and take heart in His victory. As we step into the new year, let us cling to this promise, knowing that our faith in Christ empowers us to face difficulties with unwavering strength and peace.
3. PSALM 91:1
“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”
Psalm 91:1 paints a vivid picture of the security and refuge found in God’s presence. In the upcoming year, let us resolve to dwell in His shelter. When we seek His protection, we will find rest under His mighty wings. By aligning ourselves with the Most High, we discover a sanctuary that shields us from fear and uncertainty, granting us the courage to tread boldly forward.
4. 1 THESSALONIANS 5:16-18
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
These verses from 1 Thessalonians serve as a beacon of joy, prayer, and gratitude. Regardless of the circumstances we face in the new year, let us cultivate a spirit of rejoicing, persistent prayer, and a heart of thanksgiving. Through these practices, we accomplish more than just walking in God’s will. We also find strength, resilience, and a deeper connection with Him amid life’s highs and lows.
5. PHILIPPIANS 4:13
“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
A timeless source of inspiration, Philippians 4:13 reminds us that our strength is not self-derived. It comes from our connection with Christ. As we wade into the unknowns of the new year, let us hold onto that life-changing truth. Through Christ’s strength, we can contentedly endure whatever comes our way.
In conclusion, as we enter the new year, let us anchor ourselves in these empowering verses. Let them serve as beacons of hope, strength, and guidance, guiding our steps and renewing our faith as we embark on the journey ahead. May the wisdom and promises encapsulated in these verses uplift our spirits and empower us to embrace the new year with unwavering faith and determination.
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
What passage are you clinging to in the new year? Or maybe there’s a verse that meant much to you in the previous year that you’d like to share? Tell us in the comments!