Ringing in the New Year with the Promises of God

Dear LiesYoungWomenBelieve.com Readers,

Hi, girls!

‘Fraid I only have a moment to pop onto your screens today. This busy time of year, it’s hard to find a break between festivities to take a breather, isn’t it? But I did want to stop and wish you Happy New Year. I hope your dress is sparkly, your friends are nearby, and your heart is filled with hope for the year ahead.

The blog team here at LiesYoungWomenBelieve.com has high hopes for each of you in 2017. Specifically, we want you to spend the next 365 days learning and living the promises of God. Nothing will transform you more than believing His promises. We know, because each of us has been reshaped by the promises found in God’s Word.

We’ve set aside the next month to explore the promises of God and to encourage you to grab onto them with both hands. I can hardly wait for the ball to drop so we can get started.

In the meantime, we’d love to hear from you. What is your favorite promise found in God’s Word? Log on to the giveaway widget, and then leave us a comment below. We will choose five of you to win a Lies Young Women Believe book and companion guide to help you choose truth in 2017.

The gang and I can’t wait to read your comments and to jump back into your lives next year.

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About Author

Erin Davis

Erin is passionate about pointing young women toward God's Truth. She is the author of several books and a frequent speaker and blogger to women of all ages. Erin lives on a small farm in the midwest with her husband and kids. When she's not writing, you can find her herding goats, chickens, and children.

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  • Tiana

    My favorite promise found in the Bible is: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

  • Miriam Hamstra

    One of my favorites is, “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.” Romans 8:16, 17

  • Brynna Rice

    Oh, so many! But He is showing me lately that-
    “…My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”
    (2 Corinthians 12:9)
    I am learning that it is not of my own merit that I am able to do things, because I am nothing; but it is of God’s strength in me. Instead of saying “look what I can do”, I now want to say “look what Jesus has enabled me to do!”.

    How precious are His many bountiful promises…

  • Grace

    One of my favorite promises from God is that He will never ever leave us.


    Three years ago, my husband and I separated for 4 months, and the one promise that God would work our marriage out for good even when it looked like for sure that we would be divorcing within the year was Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” I didn’t know what would happen or if we would get back together and every time I was tempted to doubt, God would give me encouragement in this verse. That verse was what kept my hope in God strong, and in the end God blessed me with my husband and I back together and our marriage stronger now than ever. We’ve been married now for 6 1/2 years. Praise God for his promises.

  • Carolyn

    “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us to His own glory and excellence, by which He has granted to us His precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.” -2 Peter 1:3-4

  • Lisa Campbell DeHaan

    I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20

  • Maelisa McMillen

    “You are blessed when they insult and persecute you and falsely say every kind of evil against you because of Me. Be glad and rejoice, because your reward is great in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the prophets before you.”

  • Bri

    I am very prone to worry, so I like the promise in Matthew 6:33, found in Jesus’ sermon on the mount on this topic. It’s a helpful reminder and reassurance especially heading into the new year when many things are uncertain for me still. “Therefore do not worry saying ‘ what shall we eat?’ or ‘ what shall we drink?’ or ‘what shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your Heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.-Matthew 6:31-33

    • Brittany McDaniel

      Yes I agree!

  • Emily

    I know it’s used a lot, but it doesn’t take the power out of it. One of my favorite promises is in Jeremiah 29:11. “For I KNOW the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to PROSPER you and NOT harm you. Plans to give you HOPE and a FUTURE.” (emphasis added). This is my favorite because I have trouble relying on God sometimes, and it’s such a good reminder, since I’m nearing college and adulthood. Another of my favorite promises that relates to my spiritual protection and well-being is Philippians 4:6-7: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and
    petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

  • Sarah

    Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”

  • Sarah Wiggins

    I love this promise that the Lord gave to us. Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the thoughts I think toward you saith the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an exspected end, plans to prosper you and not harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.” This verse really encourages me when I am down, discouraged, and woried about the future.

  • I love 1 Samuel 12:24 because it perfectly sums up our life as Christians: “Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.”

  • Catherine Brown

    I love John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled,for in my fathers house their are many mansions.I will prepare a place for you.

  • Rachel Irene

    Favorite promise….ah, they’re all so beautiful. I think one of my favorites would have to be “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” WHATEVER happens in my life, HE will not leave me. So comforting. ♥ Thanks for hosting this giveaway! This book is on my reading list for 2017! 🙂

  • Brittany McDaniel

    Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
    It’s a well known verse but at this point in my life I’m learning to keep my eyes on God and not on people, situations, or on things I want.

  • Barbara le Roux

    Psalm 37:23-24 The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.

    I love these verses, because they remind me that even when I feel alone and confused, God is there holding my hand, leading me gently along His good way. He even “delights in the details of my life” ! He will not abandon me, no matter how I feel*

  • Moley Mole

    I love this idea! Thanks guys! I love that God promises never to leave us, it’s like anything that happens will be OK cos God is with me 🙂

  • Victoria Cowan

    This is going to be amazing!! My favorite promise Deuteronomy 31:8-The LORD Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; Do not be discouraged.

  • Allison

    Yay! My favorite promise is that God will never leave me nor forsake me (Deuteronomy 31:6). It is so comforting to know that He is always with me!

  • Jesusfreak17

    Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
    Matthew 5:4

  • “The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the Word of our God stands forever.” Isaiah 40:8
    It is so comforting to know that God has promised to always remain by us, loyal and unchanging in a constantly changing world. 🙂

    ♥♥♥ Laura

  • Beth

    Isaiah 43; O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour:

    • Joy

      This is one of my favorites, too!

  • Liz

    Hebrews 13:5, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” No matter what kind of stupid things we have done in the previous year or that we will do in the coming year God will always be there with us.

  • Carla Fernandes

    Malaquias 3:12 -“And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts.”

  • Romans 8:1-2
    Therefore there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

  • Melissa Osburn

    Revelation 1:17-18: Don’t be afraid, I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives and was dead and behold I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.

  • Kathy Morris

    My favorite Bible verse at this time in my life is Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight”

  • Joy

    Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

  • Chelsy Johnson

    Romans 8: 28- And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

  • Kristen P

    My favorite promise in the Bible is “…I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.” Hebrews 13:5

  • La Princessa

    One of my favorite promises found in God’s Word is from Psalm 32:8, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” It definitely speaks to my heart because, despite the fact that I know God wants to use me, most of the time I really don’t know what I’m doing.. So it helps to know that I’m not in it alone… I have my Daddy with me 🙂

  • Rachel Irene

    When will the giveaway winners be announced? Or have I missed it?

  • prudence muyambi

    romans 8;28. God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love the him and are called to his purpose