God Provides New Beginnings in Every Moment
We often experience new beginnings and need support and encouragement along the way. Whether it’s a birth, a death, a new job, or simply a new day, a new beginning can affect us immensely.
It’s scary when things change. I know when my best friend died, I didn’t know at first how to begin again in a world without him. When my children were born, I feared my abilities as a mother. What if I couldn’t keep my kids safe? What if I didn’t teach them all they need to know?
And when I moved from my mid-western home, in the only state I’d ever lived, to spend four years teaching on a Navajo reservation, I was so afraid I wouldn’t like it, that I’d feel alone so far from my family and friends, and that I’d be stuck there forever.
Sometimes our fears seem silly in hindsight as we look back and realize what opportunities lie in front of us if we open our hearts and minds to Christ and what He has in store for us. The challenge comes from realizing our opportunities at the beginning of the transition. That’s why I like having scriptures about new beginnings handy for any situation.
God Makes All Things New
In the New Beginnings Retreat Theme, you’ll find a few scriptures along with comprehensive ideas to help you plan a meaningful retreat. It’ll be helpful for you to have these additional new beginnings scriptures to use with the theme.
In addition, download the scriptures using the link at the bottom of this post for your personal use or to add to the ladies’ retreat folders.
Scriptures about New Beginnings to Inspire Every Moment
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
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. Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.
God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.
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.
2 Corinthians 4:16-17
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. God is making all things new.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
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.”
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.
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.
Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.
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.
‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’a]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.”
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.”
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.
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.
Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.”
Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be.
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.
“See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.
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.
No matter what new beginnings come your way, embrace scripture to keep yourself focused and help you in your transitions. Click HERE to download these scriptures.
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