Moving into a new year brings an excitement for some. New beginnings and new possibilities come with a new year. Others may find it challenging to operate in hope if the new year reminds of the same past issues.
Living life with the Bible as your guide can buoy your spirit and lift your thoughts to the possibilities that await in a new year. God is on the move! Molding, shaping, challenging, encouraging all fit into God’s plan to conform you to the image of His Son. Rest assured that God is in control and desires to encourage you today with these Scripture of Hope. Allow these Bible Verses to Renew Hope in your heart today.
Good Plans Renew Hope
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope." ::: Romans 15:13 "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." ::: Jeremiah 29:11
Know that God has good things in store for you and that He will fill you with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
God Rewards the Pursuer
"And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him." ::: Hebrews 11:6 "And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." ::: Mark 11:22-24
God rewards those who diligently seek him! Let that lift your spirit and give you hope today. You will seek him and find him when you seek him with all your heart. Commit today to seeking the Lord with renewed vigor. As you draw near to God, do so in faith knowing that He hears and answers prayer.
Overcoming Fear Strengthens Hope
"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose." ::: Romans 8:28 "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." ::: Isaiah 40:10 "Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." ::: Isaiah 43:19
The benevolence of God is extended to all who fear him. For His children, God works to redirect all things for our good. Hard and painful experiences remain hard and painful. But God’s amazing ability to bring good will not fail. So have no fear! God will uphold you and desires to do a new thing in your life that will bring him glory.
Patience, Waiting, and Strength
"Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer." ::: Romans 12:12 "But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." ::: Isaiah 40:31 "Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” ::: Deuteronomy 31:6
This year remind yourself to wait upon the Lord when facing challenges but continue rejoicing in the hope that God provides. Wait upon the Lord and He will renew your strength. Go out in the strength of the Holy Spirit and be strong and courageous in Christ today!
Meditate on these Bible verses and they will renew hope in your heart and life. Go with God!
For further reading, try Max Lucado’s book Unshakable Hope.