A New Year is like a FFL mystery box: full of surprises! Right now, its contents are unrevealed. We approach with curiosity and excitement.

Don’t fear the unknown – instead, embrace the mystery. Find comfort and security in the Word of God. The 19 following Bible verses will give you peace, joy, and contentment as you enter 2019.

1) Aim to be more like Him. “Let all that you do be done with love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14

2) Have faith.When the time is right, I, the Lord, will make it happen.” Isaiah 60:22

3) Have patience. “Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altar and wait for your fire to fall upon my heart.” Psalm 5:3

4) Stress less. “Worry about nothing. Pray about everything.” Philippians 4:6

5) Praise Him. “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.” Psalm 28:7

6) Be kind in not only your actions, but in your words, too. “Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” Proverbs 16:24

7) Aspire. “So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18

8) Remember your value. “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:14

9) Set a positive example for others. “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

10) Be charitable. “Do not pass by a man in need, for you may be the hand of God to him.” Proverbs 3:27

11) Be yourself. “Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2

12) Support others. “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11

13) Self reflect. “Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.” Lamentations 3:40

14) Be happy. “A joyful heart is good medicine.” Proverbs 17:22

15) Move on. “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19

16) Love. “Love the Lord with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:31

17) Persevere. “But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” 2 Chronicles 15:7

18) Cultivate inner beauty. “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” 1 Peter 3:3-4

19) Laugh. “And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.” Genesis 21:6

Jenn B