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We should use this time of year to reflect, rejuvenate, and look forward to what lies ahead. The new year is almost here. The start of a new year holds special meaning for our veterans, whose paths have been characterized by resiliency, selflessness, and unshakable commitment.

The Bible’s ageless wisdom can offer consolation, direction, and strength when faced with both visible and invisible obstacles. This selection of Bible passages has been carefully chosen to provide veterans with words of hope, inspiration, and encouragement as they begin a new chapter in their lives.

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1. Bible Verses for New Year for Veterans

1.1 Psalm 23:1-4

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

Psalm 23:1-4

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2 Isaiah 41:10

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:10

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3 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.”

Joshua 1:9

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4 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

“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

5 Philippians 4:13

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

Philippians 4:13

6 Romans 8:28

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Romans 8:28

7 Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

8 2 Timothy 2:3

“Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.”

9 Psalm 27:1

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”

10 Romans 15:13

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”

2. New Year Bible Verses for Veterans

11 Psalm 119:105

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

12 1 Corinthians 16:13

“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.”

13 Psalm 34:17-18

“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”

14 Isaiah 40:31

“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

15 2 Samuel 22:31

“This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.”

16 Psalm 32:8

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.”

17 James 1:5

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”

18 Psalm 121:1-2

“I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”

19 Proverbs 16:9

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”

20 Colossians 3:23-24

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”

Biblical Wisdom for Veterans Entering the New Year

21 Lamentations 3:22-23

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

22 Isaiah 43:18-19

“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”

23 Romans 12:2

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

24 2 Corinthians 5:17

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

25 Psalm 51:10

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”

26 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.'”

27 Ezekiel 36:26

“And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.”

28 Jeremiah 29:11

“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.”

29 Psalm 51:12

“Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.”

30 Ephesians 4:22-24

“To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.”

 New Year’s Encouragement for our Veterans

31 Isaiah 40:29

“He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might, he increases strength.”

32 Psalm 121:7-8

“The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.”

33 1 Peter 5:7

“Cast all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”

34 Philippians 4:6-7

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

35 Matthew 11:28-30

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

36 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

“So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen.

For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”

37 Psalm 46:1

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

38 Romans 8:31

“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”

39 2 Timothy 1:7

“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”

40 Psalm 34:4

“I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.”

Bible Verses to Guide Veterans into the New Year

41 Proverbs 16:3

“Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.”

42 Psalm 37:5

“Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.”

43 Proverbs 3:6

“In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

44 Matthew 6:33

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

45 1 Corinthians 15:58

“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”

46 Galatians 6:9

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”

47 Colossians 3:17

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

48 1 Corinthians 10:31

“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

49 Psalm 16:8

“I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.”

50 Hebrews 12:1-2

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”

6. New Year’s Blessings from the Bible for Veterans

51 Numbers 6:24-26

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”

52 Psalm 20:4

“May he grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans!”

53 2 Thessalonians 3:16

“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.”

54 Philippians 4:19

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

55 Ephesians 3:20-21

“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

56 Romans 15:5-6

“May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

57 James 1:17

“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.”

58 1 Peter 5:10

“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”

59 Psalm 16:11

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence, there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

60 Romans 8:38-39

“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.\

Conclusion

As we bid farewell to the old and embrace the new, let the echoes of these sacred verses resonate in the hearts of our veterans. In every step taken, may the words of the Bible be a source of comfort, fortitude, and inspiration.

The journey ahead may hold uncertainties, but with faith as our compass, we navigate the uncharted waters with unwavering confidence. As veterans embark on this new year, may the profound truths encapsulated in these verses serve as a constant reminder of God’s enduring love, guidance, and the promise of a brighter tomorrow.

In unity, let us face the future with hope, knowing that the One who has brought us this far will continue to lead us with grace and purpose.

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