What are some New Year Bible verses to bring hope and joy this 2022?
- 2 Corinthians 4:18
- Psalm 118:24
- Philippians 3:13-14
When it comes to welcoming the new year, it’s common to think about the new goals you would want to achieve over the next 12 months. For many, entering a new year is a sign of fresh hope, big dreams, and new beginnings. While you list down those resolutions, you may also want to turn to the Bible for guidance. There are plenty of New Year bible verses that can bring you hope, joy, love, and strength to overcome obstacles this 2022.
During uncertain times, you can grow your relationship with God and see how He rewards you in return. With these 3 New Year Bible verses, you can pray for blessings for the months ahead or walk into 2022 with a better spiritual perspective.
2 Corinthians 4:18
2 Corinthians 4:18 reads, “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal”.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have lost their jobs, contracted diseases, and even suffered from strained relationships.
Despite the past years being nearly unbearable at times for many people, verse 2 Corinthians 4:18 reminds us that these cannot be compared to the far weightier glory of eternal life. What is visible to us, our current lives, will come and go. But, what awaits us is more glorious than what we can imagine
Psalm 118:24 reads, “The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.”
When things go well in our life, we praise the Lord to the fullest. It is during these days that we fully proclaim the verse Psalm 118:24. But what about those days tinged with struggles? What about the days when your loved ones are lost, when your relationships are strained, or when your finances are in jeopardy? Psalm 118 was written at the time wherein the Psalmist is faced with challenging situations for he was surrounded by enemies. Despite all the struggles, the Psalmist called out to the Lord and gave thanks.
With the start of a new year, it’s important to remember that there is so much that you can be grateful to God for. First of all, God allowed you to see another day. Your hope for a better future starts with the day that the Lord has given you. Rejoice and appreciate the blessings that He has given you! With this in mind, you can enter 2022 with all its ups and downs, and still be glad at the end of the day.
Philippians 3:13-14 reads, “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”.
Philippians 3:13-14 encourages us to stop looking at the past and focus on the promise of God in the future. Although the past years may be difficult for you, remember that you don’t have to dwell in them. Instead, let God direct your life this 2022.
In this article are just some of the New Year Bible verses worth reflecting on as you begin a journey anew. May this new year bring you hope and joy through Christ! Need more uplifting messages like these? Tune in to the top Christian radio station in Manila — SAVED Radio. Every week, we stream encouraging Christian songs, devotionals, and other programs. Click here to listen now!