New Year, Same God: 21 Powerful Verses to Prepare Your Heart for 2021

Praise the God of new beginnings!

Whether you are excited about your goals this year or looking for daily encouragement, you can always cling to the promises of God. Here are inspiring Bible verses to get you through every situation and help you start your new year right:

1. As you face a new beginning
And the One seated on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. Then He said, Write this down, for these words are faithful and true. (Revelation 21:5 BSB)

2. When you need hope
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)

3. When you need comfort
Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. (Psalm 23:4 NLT)

4. When you are expecting blessings
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 ESV)

5. When you need inspiration to love the people around you
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8 NIV)

6. When you are struggling with anxiety
When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. (Psalm 94:19 NIV)

7. When you need healing
Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth. (Jeremiah 33:6 NKJV)

8. When you are praying for provision 
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19 ESV)

9. When you need wisdom
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. (James 1:5 NIV)

10. When it’s difficult for you to forgive
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. (Colossians 3:13 NIV)

11. When you feel insecure
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:2 NIV)

12. When you face persecution 
But he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10 NIV)

13. When you are tempted or going through a difficult time
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place.” (Ephesians 6:10-14 NIV)

14. When you are overpowered by anger 
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. (Proverbs 15:1 NIV)

15. When you need to overcome fear 
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9 NIV)

16. When you are seeking justice 

I said to myself, God will bring into judgment both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time to judge every deed. (Ecclesiastes 3:17 NIV) 

17. When you need protection and strength
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. (Isaiah 41:10 NLT)

18. When you are grieving
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. (Romans 8:18 NIV)

19. When you need God’s guidance and direction
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, This is the way; walk in it. (Isaiah 30:21 NIV)

20. When you want to find peace and rest
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30 NIV)

21. When you are happy
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV)

As these promises come to life, may you face the new year with confidence, gratitude, joy, and courageHave a blessed new year!

Do you want more of God’s promises and words of encouragement?

Journey with Jesus this 2021 with the devotional book Signpost: 366 Days of Journeying with Jesus” by The 700 Club Asia host and CBN Asia President and CEO, Peter Kairuz. 

Likewise, if you are looking for a good devotional app that you can use anytime, anywhere, we have a gift for you! You may download the Tanglaw app for FREE starting today! You can also stream it on Spotify and Apple Podcast, and all major podcastworldwide. 

Do you want to start your 2021 with a prayer? 

It would be our joy to pray for you! Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 or send your prayer request to our Facebook page.  


  • Ana Lita I. Barrios

    please include me in your prayers, kauuwi ko lang po last october and looking for a job. and prayers for protection for me and my family.
    thank you and God bless cbn asia

    • Hi Ana Lita, ikinagagalak namin maisama ka namin sa aming prayers. Dalangin namin na pagpalain ni Lord ang paghahanap mo ng trabaho at mahanap mo na ang inilaan Niya para sa’yo. Ang protection at pag iingat din ni Lord ang inyong maranasana sa bawat araw. We encourage you na patuloy na magtiwala sa ating Diyos dahil may nakalaan Siya magandang plano sayo at sa iyong pamilya katulad ng pangako ni Lord sa kanyang salita sa Jeremias 29:11 Sapagkat batid kong lubos ang mga plano ko para sa inyo; mga planong hindi ninyo ikakasama kundi para sa inyong ikabubuti. Ito’y mga planong magdudulot sa inyo ng kinabukasang punung-puno ng pag-asa. Nais ka pa namin na ipanalangin, tawagan mo naman kami anytime sa 8-7370700 o kaya ay mag-PM ka lang sa ating Facebook messenger sa, God bless you and your family.

  • analyndenusta

    May the big one prayers to may family they are fighting to each other please help me to pray

    • Hi Analyn, it is our prayer that Jesus would be the center of your family, and there that would be love, peace and unity among all of you. God bless you and your entire household. Blessings!

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