5 Things the Bible Says About New Beginnings

The new year is here, along with new desires and new aspirations. Everyone looks forward to a fresh start as a way to move on from the past and look to the future. Here are 5 Things the Bible says about New Beginnings:

1. New beginnings happen in season

Life can be so wonderfully measured by seasons and stages. Fall begins with the shedding of colorful leaves; winter begins with a cold bed of snow; spring begins with the sprouting of new life; and summer begins with warm sunny days. Ecclesiastes 3:1-5 says,

“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted; A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up; A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;” 

There’s a time for everything in life. How great a confidence this brings us to know that we can expect a warmer season after a colder one. In the same manner that God “makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good (Matthew 5:45).” He allows seasons to change and new beginnings to ascend.

 

2. The end is more important than the beginning

Often times, the end of a thing is more valuable than the beginning of it. Ecclesiastes 7:8 says,

“The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.

 

3. The former things pass away and all things are made new

God doesn’t remember our past, he gives us a fresh start. Isaiah 43:18-19 says,

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.”

 

4. Perseverance is the path to new beginnings

Perseverance is the pathway to a new start because a new beginning often requires patience.  James 5:11 says,

As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the LORD finally brought about. The LORD is full of compassion and mercy.”

 

5. A new beginning can start right where you are

A new beginning awaits anyone who is willing and wanting to make Jesus Christ the Lord of their life. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says,

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

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12 Comments

  1. lincoln benefield says:

    Thank you wonderful Jesus. We love you for saving us from our sins. We look forward to seeing you in heaven. Please cause us to always stand with you. Please forgive me for my shortcomings. Bless my family and keep us safe and healthy.

  2. Maria GradyI says:

    I thank GOD for my new beginning. And for those encouraging scriptures.
    Again thank You all for being there. Amen

  3. Barbara Matthews says:

    Really enjoyed this devotional !!! Thank you for sharing with others!!!!!

  4. Pam Waters says:

    Informative and encouraging. Gives one strength to step out in faith and that patience and perseverance are valuable and of God’s instruction and way.

  5. Jorge Gaspar says:

    Been going through tough times for the last 6 years in my business cannot wait for the new beginnings.

  6. EVANGELIST JACK PONTAC ..RSA. says:

    “I rejoice this morning and thank THE SOVEREIGN ALMIGHTY GOD , together with millions of brethern , sisters , and children , and families around the world , FIRSTLY FOR JESUS’S LIFE ON EARTH….AS OUR EXAMPLE, & SECONDLY , FOR THE BGEA..THANKING GOD FOR ALL PAST, PRESENT , FUTURE LEADERS OF THIS HUGE MINISTRIES WORLD – WIDE !! AMEN !!! HALLELUJAH !! I HAVE BEEN CONNNECTED WITH THIS MINISTRY SINCE 1980….1996…1997…TILL ..2002…AND RECENTLY..SINCE 2012 TO DATE!!! NOW 75 YEARS OLD ..MY OUTER IS REDUCING , YET MY INNER IS GROWING STRONGER DAILY !! TONS OF LOVE IN JESUS!! JACK RSA.

  7. Massa Kollie says:

    My desire is to grow more to be like JESUS in 2020 and beyond!

  8. Sarah Watkins says:

    So true!!

  9. Evang Chris Akuagazie says:

    Great Billy Graham was and is like my mentor

  10. Isaac Lugya says:

    Thanks for everything and keeping with the good work. And for encouraging us to stand and keep living the life we were called to live.
    Grace and Peace

  11. David Lunn says:

    This is very timely.

  12. Marolee B Kime says:

    This was very uplifting and thought provoking, As always, thanks for your God-filled ministry.

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