10 Bible Verses of Encouragement for the New Year

Be inspired by the following 10 Bible verses of encouragement for the new year that we have gathered together.

If you make new years’ resolutions…

For most people, new year resolutions are talked about and ‘set’ as something out of reach, or difficult to achieve – or even perhaps as a joke – in the vein hope things might be positively different and changed at the end of the year.

While setting new year resolutions can be well intended, perhaps they are not always rooted in scripture, or in line with God’s plan for your life.

Rather than placing resolutions in the form of rules, goals or targets for the year, we encourage you to seek first God and His Word. Taking time out to read about and spend time listening for Him to reveal His good plans and purposes for you in the year ahead. If you are able, try to regularly continue to seek God and set aside time to listen to Him for spiritual direction throughout the whole year.

New Year, New Start

Many people use the phrase ‘new year, new start’. Perhaps this last year has been particularly difficult, and this phrase rings true for you as the year draws to a close and a new year begins. Perhaps you have found that you’ve lost a bit of passion for your spiritual Christian life or feel like you are in a time of wilderness.

Perhaps God will speak afresh to you

Whatever the reason, we hope these 10 Bible verses of encouragement for the new year will help you focus as you seek God for His will and purposes in your life for the new year ahead. We pray that God may speak afresh and to you through these verses.

Our list is in no particular order

This list is in no particular order, just a list of encouraging and uplifting Bible verses – no hidden agenda or meaning in what’s been chosen. We hope they bless you!

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.
1 Peter 1:3

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Psalm 90:12

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
Psalm 119:105

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.
Jeremiah 29:11

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-8

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
Isaiah 43:18-19

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.
Colossians 3:9-10

He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.
Daniel 2:22

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.
Isaiah 9:2

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.
Proverbs 3:5-6