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As we wind down 2021 and welcome the New Year later this week, it may come with mixed emotions. Perhaps you are ready to start fresh and hope the New Year offers more than the last. Perhaps you are filled with anxiety or fear that not much will change. 

Regardless of how you feel about the start of something new, there is one thing you can always count on: our Savior Jesus. 

For the last four weeks of Advent, we have focused on the hope, peace, love and joy the birth of our Savior brought to this world. But let’s not forget those promises as we enter the new year. Because if we ground ourselves in truth, nothing will shake us, no matter what the next year brings. 

This week, use the verses below to reflect on the promises God has for you as we start a New Year. Let these truths encourage you and fill your spirit with hope.

“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. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.”  
Jeremiah 29:11-13

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”
1 Peter 1:3

“Oh sing to the Lord a new song for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.” 
Psalm 98:1

“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”
Zephaniah 3:17

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”
James 1:17

“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.”
2 Corinthians 9:8

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
Hebrews 13:8

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