Our God is the God of making all things new again!
The Bible is literally filled with scripture about new beginnings and how our slate is wiped clean when we accept Jesus Christ into our hearts.
The moment we accept Him into our hearts, we are given a new beginning. We are made new in Christ.
These Bible verses about new beginnings are meant to give you hope as you take that next big step.
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What Does the Bible Say about New Beginnings?
There is so much to read about new beginnings in the Bible.
God knew we would go through ups and downs, experience change, and seek guidance throughout our lives.
He knew we would mess up and need to start over. He also understood that life would hand us pain and heartache and healing would require a new beginning.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, and the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17
Although we were all born sinners, He provides a way for us to have a new beginning in Him. All of our past is washed away and we are made new in Christ through salvation.
Examples of New Beginnings in the Bible
One of my favorite stories is that of Naomi and Ruth and it is a perfect example of new beginnings in the Bible.
In this story, Naomi and Ruth are not embarking on an adventure, they are mourning, struggling to move on, and grasping for hope.
Naomi moves to a new land with her husband, Elimelek and their two sons. The boys grow up and marry. Sadly, both of the boys and their father die. Naomi would have been left completely alone if it wasn’t for Ruth, who loved her fiercely.
Naomi decides to return to Israel and Ruth begs to go along with her. One of the most beloved passages of scripture comes from this book.
But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.” (Ruth 1:16-17)
God’s hand was in this new beginning and Ruth marries Boaz and has a son, blessing both of the women.
The women said to Naomi: “Praise be to the Lord, who this day has not left you without a guardian-redeemer. May he become famous throughout Israel! He will renew your life and sustain you in your old age. For your daughter-in-law, who loves you and who is better to you than seven sons, has given him birth.”
Then Naomi took the child in her arms and cared for him. The women living there said, “Naomi has a son!” And they named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David. (Ruth 4:14-17)
A beautiful reminder that God can turn our sorrows into dancing (Psalm 30:11)!
Bible Verses about New Beginnings
The Bible is chocked full of scripture about new beginnings!
Sometimes we start over because we need to. We’ve made a mess of things with poor choices and need a new beginning. Other times we start over because that is the path God has laid out for us.
No matter the reason, when God gives you a new beginning, take it!
These scriptures about new beginnings specifically talk about the idea of starting over. Hopefully, these Bible verses about new beginnings will encourage you and give you hope as you step out on faith.
See, I am doing a new thing! Now is springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19 NIV
“See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind. Isaiah 65:17 NIV
Because of the Lord's great love, we are not consumed, for his compassion never fails. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23
Aren’t you thankful for that great love?? God’s compassions never fail. He understands that we are going to sin and make mistakes. He is ready to forgive when we come to Him in repentance.
When you read the Old Testament, it is easy to see that God is a God of new adventures! Think about Abraham.
God instructs him to leave his home and go to a strange land that he’s never been to. And Abraham does, no questions asked (Genesis 12:1-5).
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,1 Peter 1:3 NIV
We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. Romans 6:4 NIV
Are you being called to leave what is comfortable and familiar?
Whether your new adventure involves a big life change or simply stepping out on faith, rest in the knowledge that God is working all things for your good.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.Romans 8:28
Abraham experiences drought in this new land, Naomi’s sons die, Moses strikes the rock and never sees the Promised Land; sometimes our new adventures contain flaws.
We can rest in the assurance that God preserves our lives. He sees our obstacles long before we experience them and he walks with us through them.
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.Ezekiel 11:19 NIV
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.Ezekiel 36:26 NIV
As Christians, we have a greater hope of new beginnings. We are new creatures in Christ, our old man is buried with him, and we have the hope of a beautiful resurrection after we have left this world.
Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.Galatians 6:3-4
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!2 Corinthians 5:17
God has given us such hope.
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.
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.” Revelation 21:3-5
Are you ready to walk forward in the hope we have in Christ and the faith that God is in control and working all things for our good?
Which of these Bible verses about new beginnings spoke to you today? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!
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