Hope for the New Year - God Loves to Make All Things New
Here we are at the start of another year! Even in a season of so much unrest and confusion, I feel great anticipation for what God is going to do this year.
The Gospel of Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8) and when I think about that message being released to people looking for hope, it makes me jump for joy.
I am sure you have heard the pithy phrase, “Out with the old, in with the new.” Well, did you know this timeless phrase is rooted in Biblical truth?
Jesus said, “Behold, I make all things new” (Revelation 21:5). All things!
God loves to take old things and make them new. A new song (Isaiah 42:10). A new thing (Isaiah 43:19). A new day (Lamentations 3:22-23).
God is a professional “fixer upper.” He delights in taking the broken places of our lives and making them brand new. It is not enough for him to put a bandaid on our wounds. He wants to heal the wounds and move us from glory to glory in the process (2 Corinthians 3:18).
A new thought life (2 Corinthians 10:5). A new boldness (Proverbs 28:1). A new strength (Isaiah 41:10). A new hope (Romans 15:13). A new peace (John 14:27). And a new beginning (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Jesus wants to rid your life of old, negative and hurtful things and replace them with new ones. Better ones. Holy ones.
Invite him into your story. He will radically change every part of it for the good.
If Jesus said he makes all things new, then there is no part of your life he can’t make new.
Believe Jesus. Trust God to make things new. He loves to do so. Through the power of his grace.