Life can be tough, challenging, and disappointing. I don’t have to lie about that; I have passed through heavy trials myself. However, setbacks and failures are not the end of our lives. When we keep that in mind, we can positively face the future. Yet sometimes we are so occupied with our issues that we don’t recognize when God gives us a new beginning.
We don’t see the new beginnings God has given or is giving us because we:
- are occupied with ourselves.
- are preoccupied with our tasks and activities.
- walk in unbelief.
- continually fear and worry.
- expect Him to do something else.
If we want to embrace God’s new starts, we must first see them. We do that by lifting our focus off ourselves and up to God. He is the creator of all things; He created everything (seen and unseen) out of nothing. Wouldn’t He be able to use our current situation to create a fresh start?
“By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.”Hebrews 11:3 (NKJV)
Whether or not we see it, God does new things in our lives. If we pay attention, we will recognize and embrace God’s dealings in our lives. God wants us to see He has started new things in our lives. He does not want us to be ignorant.
“For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?” Isaiah 43:19 (NLT).
What is a new beginning in God?
Our God is the God of new beginnings. He gives us new mercies every day. God replaces sorrow with joy and disgrace with grace. He transforms death into life and old into new. He places the lonely in families and provides for the desperate.
Nothing is impossible for God, literally nothing! He does exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think (Ephesians 3:20) and He does what He promises. Nothing is too difficult for God. So, don’t lose hope and don’t give up. Keep your eyes fixed on God. He will not disappoint you.
“God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?”Numbers 23:19 (NLT)
Let’s check what new beginnings are, so we can understand the miracles God gives. New is:
- having recently come into existence.
- being unfamiliar.
- other than the former.
- the resumption or repetition of something.
- made or become fresh.
- or different from before.
Each of these illustrates the different facets of the new things God can do in our lives.
There is new as in never done before and never existed before. And there is new as in made of something which existed already. God does both: He can do things that were never done before and He can do new things out of the existing.
“But as it is written: ‘Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.’”I Corinthians 2:9 (NKJV)
No matter our situation and no matter who we are, God wants to do something new for us today. We only must receive it. It doesn’t matter if we think it is impossible, because it doesn’t depend on us, our circumstances, our family, or our past. It depends solely on an unchanging God who is faithful to His promises.
What happens when God is doing a new thing?
When God is doing something new, it often requires us to step into the unknown, which may feel uncomfortable, scary, and even undesirable at first. We may wish to hold on to the life we know. But when we let go of the old, we give way to God to do something new. Letting go means trusting God. Only when we trust Him fully, we can embrace the new things He has in store for us.
God’s interferences in our lives give us the opportunity to start all over, no matter how much we messed up and no matter what went wrong. We shouldn’t give up but trust fully in God and the new starts He gives. God completely renews us.
He made us new creations the moment we got born again. That is what I call the ultimate new beginning!
He doesn’t just stop there, but continuously throughout our lives as long as we stay close to Him, gives us new life, new visions, new missions, new chances, new status, new opportunities, new strength, new hope, and new faith, etc. There is no limit to what God can do in our lives if we allow Him.
What is the purpose of a new beginning?
God gives us new starts in life simply because He loves us. He provides because of who He is, not because of who we are. He is the God of New beginnings. His creative power at work in us provides and revives when we need it.
A new start opens our eyes to the beauty of God and His magnificent character. It gives us the strength we need to go on, and above all, it enables us to live in God’s purpose for our lives. God planned an outstanding life for each of us. We can get derailed through obstacles and trials, and because of our mistakes or the mistakes of others.
A new start realigns our lives with God’s will for our lives. That is the ultimate reason God gives new beginnings to each of us. He doesn’t leave any of us out because He does not discriminate. He distributes equally.
How should we respond to God?
God gives freely. He gave His son liberally and out of His sovereign will. Jesus freely and voluntarily laid His life down for us (John 10:18). We did nothing for it and we don’t have to pay for it. God gives all things freely, including His new beginnings. He gives them based on His never-ending love for us.
Our primary response to God’s new beginnings should be an attitude of gratitude.
In all four gospels, we read about a woman who used a jar of extremely expensive perfume to anoint Jesus’ feet (Luke 7:36-50). She kneeled at Jesus’s feet, weeping and kissing His feet. She did this out of gratitude for her many sins forgiven (not even for material things received). Her gratitude was for an inward change: her sins forgiven.
Jesus had given her a new beginning, a new life. The woman kept kissing Jesus’ feet. Nobody told her to do that: it was her expression of gratitude.
The woman’s behavior shocked everyone. People gossiped about her and looked down on her because of her poor reputation. She expressed her love despite all of this and amid everyone. Her focus was on Jesus and what He had done for her, not on the people around her or the things they said about her. In the same way, we should not allow other people’s reactions to quench our expression of gratitude.
‘The God of New Beginnings’ provides rich insights, examples, and guidance for receiving your new beginning from God. You will learn to grasp God’s nature, trust Him, and rely on His unfailing love for you.
When God gives you a new beginning, 7 Bible verses:
The word of God is full of promises of new starts. Reading those verses about new beginnings reminds us of God’s faithfulness and empowers us to put our trust in God. When you desperately need a new beginning, it sooths your spirit and soul to read Bible verses about fresh starts.
Read those verses with expectation, record what God has done for others, and believe Him to do the same for you. Allow the Holy Spirit to stir up faith and hope for your future.
My seven favorite Bible verses about God giving new beginnings are:
- Isaiah 43:18-19 (NLT):
“But forget all that—it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.”
- 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT):
“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”
- Lamentations 3:22-23 (NLT):
“The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.”
- Ezekiel 11:19 (NLT):
“And I will give them singleness of heart and put a new spirit within them. I will take away their stony, stubborn heart and give them a tender, responsive heart.”
- 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 (NLT):
“That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!”
- Isaiah 42:9 (NKJV):
“Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.”
- Isaiah 46:10 (NIV):
“I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please’.”
When God gives you a new beginning, 7 quotes:
Apart from Bible verses about fresh starts, we can also find many Christian quotes about God’s new beginnings for our lives. These quotes are full of wisdom and, in most cases, based on God’s Word.
Here are seven quotes about God’s new beginnings:
- When God gives you a new beginning, don’t repeat the old mistakes. -Various sources.
- When God gives you a new beginning, it starts with an ending. Be thankful for closed doors. They often guide us to the right one! -Daily Inspirational Quotes.
- Every sunrise gives you a new beginning and a new ending. -Norton Juster.
- Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. -Seneca.
- Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful. -Prince.
- Every day is a blessing from God. Consider it a new beginning. -Dobox.tv.
- Don’t waste another day of your life grieving over something that you cannot do anything about. Let God give you a new beginning. Your mistakes are not enough to stop God if you don’t let them. -Joyce Meyer.
Thank You, Father, for Your love and mercy for me. I am grateful that You never give up on me and am blessed to be Your daughter.
My God, thank You for every new beginning You have given me. I do not take any of them for granted. Help me see You at work in my life and not to give up when things don’t go as I had hoped for. Let me see Your creative power in my life. I give myself to You, I trust You.
Thank You, Lord, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.