7 Great Bible Verses For A New Chapter In Life

7 Great Bible Verses For A New Chapter In Life September 30, 2016

Here are seven great Bible verses when you’re entering a new chapter in your life.

Deuteronomy 31:8 “It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

When Israel arrived at the Promised Land, they sent out twelve spies and two of them came to give a very good report on the land, but the other ten of the spies were fearful and gave a bad report because they were dismayed at the inhabitants. Their fear was highly contagious and caused the nation as a whole, to not cross over and take it. If you’ve ever had to relocate, to another city or another state, then you might have somewhat of an idea how they felt, although theirs is a different circumstance, however the underlying principles of God’s being with you, and even better, “the Lord…goes before you,” should give you more peace of mind about this new chapter in life. Just think about it; He already knows the future and has “spied out” what’s ahead in time.

Second Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”

When you enter into a new chapter of your life, there’s always going to be a certain amount of anxiety, but when a person relocates to heaven, now that’s a different story. When a person’s trusts in Christ, they have now become a new creation in Christ, and the old things pass away, and the new things come in their life. You’ll have new desires and passions to serve others, to love others, and to walk as Christ walked, but the old things will also pass away, however, these things sometimes pass away more slowly than others. Don’t lose hope.

Revelation 21:5 “And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

It will take God Himself, in the Person of Jesus Christ to finally bring what’s new. Not just a few things, but all things will be new. The Apostle John saw this when writing that he “saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more” (Rev 1:1). Then, “the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband” (Rev 21:2). I could go on and show that pain, suffering, sorrow, and even death is now gone, and that’s new too (Rev 21:4), but even greater, “the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God” (Rev 21:3).

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Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

After the death of Moses, the only true leader Israel had ever known, Joshua was going to fill that role as Israel’s leader (under God). We know that God was trying to encourage Joshua by telling him that just as He had been with Moses, He would be with him, and tells him to be strong and courageous (given as imperative commands), and orders Joshua to not be frightened or dismayed (like the ten spies were), because God is going to go with them all.

Hebrews 13:5 “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

It seems money will always compete for our heart. If it succeeds, then contentedness is the last thing we’ll feel like. If we are able to keep our love on the right things; God, family, people, church, then we’ll not ever pursue wealth, and usually at their expense. Even the Apostle Paul had to learn how to be content (Phil 4:11), meaning it didn’t come naturally, or perhaps easily, he knew that contentment with godliness is very great gain to us (1st Tim 6:6). You can live in two tents in life; discontentment or contentment. One’s a lot more enjoyable to live in.

Psalm 37:25 “I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread.”

It’s a matter of trust that brings this verse to mind. If you’re having a new beginning, whether you’re young or old, God is not going to forsake those whom He has redeemed for Himself. No one is “almost forsaken” by God. They are never forsaken. The psalmist writes from experience because he’s seen with his own eyes that the righteous were never utterly forsaken to the point of begging bread. That’s rock bottom if there is one. That or homelessness on top of it. That might be the plight of some Christians for a time, but not for eternity (Rev 21:3-4).

Genesis 12:1 “Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.”

This is the newest of all chapters in a person’s life. In Abraham’s life, this would be “the” chapter of all chapters. This is a really bold move by Abram (later Abraham). He was going to leave his own nation, which was all he had ever known, his own religion, but also leave his kindred or family, and all his friends or associates, and then, go to a place that he had never seen before. Who among us could do that!? Perhaps he had heard something about the land, but that wouldn’t have made it any easier for him to uproot his entire family and then bring them hundreds of miles to an entirely new land.

Conclusion

If you have a new chapter in life that you’re entering into, perhaps these Bible verses can give you some comfort, confidence, and assurance that God goes with you wherever you go, but as we’ve read, He also goes before you, and is never going to leave you or forsake you. That is true, whether you’re young or old.

Article by Jack Wellman

Jack Wellman is Pastor of the Mulvane Brethren Church in Mulvane Kansas. Jack is also the Senior Writer at What Christians Want To Know whose mission is to equip, encourage, and energize Christians and to address questions about the believer’s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or check out his book Teaching Children the Gospel available on Amazon.

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  • pud

    “That is true, whether you’re young or old.”

    Define “truth” Tell us how you KNOW anything to be “true”

    “Faith” and “belief” in an ancient book does not define “truth” only gullibility.

    “Truth” is that which comports with reality. That which can be demonstrated, tested, repeated and validated through rational argument….the exact opposite of religion

    • Michael

      So pud, what is your truth?

      • pud

        Stupid question. There is no “my” truth or “your” truth. Truth isn’t subjective like your favorite flavor of ice cream. Truth is that which comports with reality. Truth is always based upon evidence and the weight of that evidence but we arrive at agreed upon levels of truth by virtue of testing, repeatability, and a means to prove a claim untrue…falsifiablity. All “truths” are degrees of certainty as we can never be 100% sure of anything even as we approach extreme levels of confidence via testing, observation and consistency. There is no “my” version of what comports with realty and there is no “your” version of truth that doesn’t meet the standards we set to determine the probability of something being true. Claims either comport with reality or they do not. Religion meets NO truth standard as it is baseless, subjective, untestable and not falsifiable. Got it?

        • Michael

          For the benefit of everyone. Take a look at our discussion on this very thing. No need to rehash it again. Peace out.

          https://disqus.com/home/discussion/christiancrier/what_clothes_would_have_jesus_worn_while_on_earth/#comment-2937487633

          • pud

            There was no discussion. You babbled and I explained. You proved yourself incapable of positing a simple pointed question…you rambled and babbled…I explained

          • Michael

            I will let others read for themselves. I asked one simple question and you couldn’t answer it. Done.

            Then again, I had to ask it multiple times since you wouldn’t or couldn’t answer it.

          • pud

            No, you asked a multitude of unrelated questions that made no sense. You don’t even know the definition of the terms the questions were about!

          • Michael

            Again, I will allow others to read via the link. I think the questions are straight forward. Do you need me to repeat them again, and try this all over again?

          • pud

            Glutton for punishment?

            I’ll attempt to educate you but only if you ask 1 single direct question at a time and after I answer you respond only to that not straying on to something else until the 1st question is exhausted

          • Michael

            Gotta love it. And, I will asked my question as long you as don’t resort to name calling.

            So for some background:

            So again, for the amusement of others. My point and question is/was this. How did the world start? If you say big bang – how did that happen? If you say neutrons – how did they come about? Go to the VERY beginning of time and outline for me exactly how it all began, how time began.

            You said the universe is eternal, yet you cannot prove it.

            You said there is no proof outside of mathematics, and that “An eternal universe is science. Science doesn’t do “proofs” it does “probabilities.” – Yet we all know that probabilities cannot exist without math.

            You said EVERYTHING that someone claims to be true is a probability…everything! There are no absolute facts or proofs outside of mathematics and by definition such as in logic. – So does that apply to EVERYTHING, or just YOUR everything. (i.e., A God)

            You said via a video that the Big Bang definitely happened. – so again how can something definitely happen, yet it cannot be proven using the same math that they used to determine that the Big Bang happened. And how can some of those same scientist say that they got it wrong – because they could not figure out what happened BEFORE the Big Bang.

            YOU said that the Big Bang is an event in the eternal universe, – YET science indicates the following, “the Big Bang was the rapid expansion of matter from a state of extremely high density and temperature that according to current cosmological theories marked the origin of the universe.” Did you get that? It marked the original of the universe – not an event in it.

            And therefore, if it is the original, then what happened before the Big Bang – YOU DON’T KNOW. THE SCIENTIST DOESN’T KNOW. NO ONE KNOWS.

            That is the point. As I said yesterday, you cannot prove to me that what you believe is true, nor can I prove it to you. Your probability is there, and so is mine. The problem is you are not willing to move beyond what you have put your faith in to see an alternate option – something that scientist do all the time.

          • pud

            See? You can’t do it..you can only babble a stream of nonsense. You don’t even know the right terms or their relationship to the events you question

            ASK ME 1 QUESTION! JUST ONE without a long winded nonsensical commentary!

            ONE QUESTION contained in ONE sentence

            Then I will explain it and you can ask another

          • Michael

            I was giving contexts to those you missed it.

            What happened before the Big Bang?

          • pud

            No one knows and may never know. It might not even be a sensible question as time itself may well have begun at the “big bang” There are possibilities but that is all they are….the “multiverse” or an infinite number of universes popping into and out of existence…a big crunch where our universe stops expanding and contracts to do it all over again forever and ever. The bottom line is we don’t know, no one knows, we may never know and it might not even be a sensible question as time may have its origin with the big bang.

            Next question

          • Michael

            So the answer to question one is – you don’t know. Correct?

          • pud

            yes

          • Michael

            So question 2 – did you say yesterday on the link above the following?

            EVERYTHING that someone claims to be true is a probability…everything! There are no absolute facts or proofs outside of mathematics and by definition such as in logic.

          • pud

            Yes

          • Michael

            So does everything applying to everything, or just your everything?

          • pud

            WTF? That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. There is no “my” everything only “everything”

          • Michael

            So, everything means everything. That is absolute – correct?

          • pud

            You’re babbling nonsense again. “Everything” is a word that defines the sum total of all things. Look it up..this is babbling

          • Michael

            Good so we agree on that point. Saying that, and before moving on, I claim that God exist and therefore it a probability (using your argument). You claim otherwise, and therefore that is a probability (using the same argument) – is that a correct statement?

          • pud

            No. “God” as you define it is a logical impossibility. A “god” existing is not a probability it is a logical impossibility and I can demonstrate this. I’ve offered every one of your buybull dummies the opportunity to challenge me on this and you all run away

          • Michael

            So, then you are changing your answer above when you specifically said, “EVERYTHING that someone claims to be true is a probability…everything! ” – correct?

          • pud

            No…you can “claim” that 1+1= 4 but that is not a probability it is a provable falsehood. You can claim that a rock is a rock and a non rock at the same time but that is not a probability because it is a logical contradiction

            All “truth claims” are probabilities unless they are logical contradictions

          • Michael

            So to summarize thus far:

            So the answer to question one – what happen before the big bang is – you don’t know.

            The answer to question two regarding everything that someone says is a probability has now been you changed by you after placing it out there for all to read. Now you say that isn’t the case.

            Are both of these factual statements?

          • pud

            No. I did not change anything. I made it perfectly clear to you that all claims are probabilities and that PROOFS are only applicable in mathematics and in logic.

            A “claim” that the earth is flat vs. a “claim” that it is round are both valid claims as it may be possible for a flat planet to exist. Each of these claims has a probability of being correct which is determined by observation and experimentation

            A “claim” that a square circle exists is NOT a probability claim as by logical definition this is impossible

            Logical contradictions exclude instantly claims that are mutually exclusive

            They both remain “claims” but one is immediately discounted because of its logical contradiction..the other one becomes a probability

            What don’t you get?

            Get to the point

          • Michael

            Got it, so now you are adding qualifiers to your statements after the fact. No worries.

            Next question, did you say the following yesterday?

            Forgetting about the name calling, did you say yesterday the following (feel free to use the link) – “I said at the beginning of this waste of time with an idiot that the BIG BANG was an EVENT in the eternal universe! That’s what I said! You truly are ether a liar or an idiot”

          • pud

            No I am not adding anything.

            There are two states….a Probability or a Proof

            A “claim” can be either

            A “claim” that a planet could be flat is a probability claim

            A “claim” that 1 + 1 = 4 is a proof

            I said that I can construct a rational argument that shows logically that the “big bang” is not the creation of the UNIVERSE but an event within the UNIVERSE

          • Michael

            So, to clarify, we are back to the fact that your use of the word “everything” is “anything” that you, possibly other scientist, and even some Christians believe. Remember some “believed” the world was flat until proven wrong. Therefore it is reasonable to allow for thoughts other than your own, even if they do not make sense to you.

            Now the next question. With regard to the Big Bang. Do you disagree or agree with those scientist who believe that the Big Bang was the origin of the universe, instead of being a moment in time as you have indicated yesterday, and today?

          • pud

            NO!!!!!!! “Everything” is a definition! It has NOTHING to do with belief!! “Everything” is EVERY THING! whether you “believe” it or not, know of it or not, discover it or not…EVERY THING!

            You can “think” anything you want. I care to think about what is in alignment with reality

            You’re straying again

            I just told you about my argument for the “big bang” go read it again

            I’m tired now so this stops

            Here’s your assignment

            1. Define “exist”

            2. Define “god”

            You do that in exact and specific detail and I’ll show you why no “god” can exist

            Tomorrow

            Take you time

            don’t babble

            Think before you answer

          • Michael

            Your rules, not mine. You said one question at a time. that is how I am playing.

            Now to the question you have NOT answered, “Now the next question. With regard to the Big Bang. Do you disagree or agree with those scientist who believe that the Big Bang was the origin of the universe, instead of being a moment in time as you have indicated yesterday, and today?”

            To help you, I am asking if you disagree with those scientist of belief it is the original of the universe. Simple yes or no.

          • pud

            I’m trying to wrap this up by showing you that no god exists

            Scientists have many different ideas about the nature of the big bang…there is no consensus …I don’t care…I told you 5 times that the big bang happened and that my argument is that it happened as an event within the greater infinite universe. It’s not THE universe with some edge to it. It is part of the eternal universe. You are splitting hairs and for no purpose. I told you what I can argue 5 times at least

          • Michael

            See above. but to repeat it here.

            And in terms of your questions, you set the rules. I explained yesterday that you are holding people to higher standard than you hold yourself. You make fun of people, call them names, ridicule them and yet you do not even have concrete answers to the thing you believe to be true. My response to that is fine – keep looking.

            That has been my point all along. You see, science learns. You indicate that you are not willing . Science learns from things they do not understand, but look at….review,..experiment… form additional questions based on what they learn. To use your example – the world was flat – everyone agreed with that at the time. Then someone came up with something different – and he was ridiculed by those not willing to look. Now where are we?

            You repeat things, I on the other hand have been consistently saying that you may never agree with me. Just don’t expect people to answer specific questions when you cannot do the same.

          • pud

            I’ve answered EVERYTHING. Not knowing everything has nothing to do with this conversation

            And I’ve told you at least 5 times that I don’t “believe” ANYTHING! I know things, some more than others and there are things I do not know but I don’t “believe” anything!

            Now just answer my 2 questions and we can finish this or are you going to cower like every single christian I’ve ever asked those 2 questions of?

            good night

          • Michael

            Good, night and one last thing think about (since I am not done – except for today) is, According to what I have read and seen, believing is holding an opinion (which you obviously do). Knowing is to have direct experience (which you don’t), to understand, and to have a practical understanding of some concept (which you do).

            We will continue. I am not going away. but I am for now.

          • pud

            Can you just get to the bottom line? This will go on for years like this.

            “Belief” is an uninformed opinion lacking evidence…which I do not!

            Knowing is not always direct experience…people “experience” all sorts of things but that doesn’t make them true

            I’ve never directly measured the circumference of the Earth but I know what it is because I can access the math and measurements…an informed state backed by evidence.

            What is your aim here? Conversation or do you have an objective? Just give me the bottom line will you

          • pud

            Now I’m done for the night….let’s get to the point tomorrow…answer my questions and we’ll end this without any doubts

            Bye

          • Michael

            And in terms of your questions, you set the rules. I explained yesterday that you are holding people to higher standard than you hold yourself. You make fun of people, call them names, ridicule them and yet you do not even have concrete answers to the thing you believe to be true. My response to that is fine – keep looking.

            That has been my point all along. You see, science learns. You indicate that you are not willing . Science learns from things they do not understand, but look at….review,..experiment… form additional questions based on what they learn. To use your example – the world was flat – everyone agreed with that at the time. Then someone came up with something different – and he was ridiculed by those not willing to look. Now where are we?

            You repeat things, I on the other hand have been consistently saying that you may never agree with me. Just don’t expect people to answer specific questions when you cannot do the same.

          • Jack Wellman

            Poor Pud. Has no life but to attack others even though we never attack him/her (who knows?) with name calling. I am glad sir you are not lowering yourself to his/her level. He is apparently ashamed or embarrassed to use his/her real name.

          • pud

            It’s educating you if you cared about knowledge over superstition and fantasy

          • Michael

            How does that even make sense? By calling someone a name your are “educating” them if the “cared about knowledge over superstition and fantasy” – is that really what you think/are saying?

          • pud

            I don’t suffer fools and the majority of all my posts are informative

          • Michael

            and as an added bonus the random name calling. – correct? Anyway, lets get back to the question below.

          • Jack Wellman

            Poor pud. When someone doesn’t know something intelligent to say, they often resort to name calling, which displays their weakness of their arguments. I have been praying for this man or woman (who knows? He/she is afraid to use their real name). I am gIad that we have not lowered ourselves to that level sir.