Every day is an opportunity for a fresh start. New beginnings occur in a variety of ways but they can be somewhat frightening. Whether you’re starting a new job, moving to a new place, beginning a new relationship, or even adopting a new personality.
Whatever your motivation for wanting to start again, it can be intimidating, especially if you are unsure of the outcome. However, the Bible, fortunately, offers guidance and encouragement for new beginnings.
So, to offer you the strength and encouragement you need to start anew, here are some bible verses on new beginnings.
Prayer for new beginning
Gracious Lord, thank you for all of your care and compassion throughout my life. Thank you for being there for me through every stage of my life. I’m about to go on a new adventure in my life, Father. And, as things stand now, I have no idea how this will turn out. However, you do. I pray that you direct my steps and lead me in the right direction. Teach me how to do things correctly.
Give me the bravery and strength I need to start a new chapter in my life. Help me to focus on your word and what you have in store for me rather than on my past. Calm my worried mind so I don’t have to be concerned about the future. Thank you for this new phase in my life and for giving me the courage to take the next step. Amen
Bible verses about new beginnings
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.
1 Peter 1:3
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be.
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God
Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.”
But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
2 Peter 3:10-13
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.
21 day new beginning bible reading plan
One very effective way to study and meditate on the word of God is to read it often. So below we’ve added a 21-day bible reading plan on new beginnings to help you study and understand what the bible says about new beginnings and starting over.
We hope by the end of this bible reading plan, you will be able to understand what the bible says about new beginnings, and you will have the encouragement and strength to take that very first step into your new chapter. Here are a few questions to ask yourself after each reading;
- How do you understand the scripture?
- What does the scripture tell you about new beginnings?
- How can you apply this scripture in your life?