New Beginnings

Author: Emily Acker — Host: Andrew StevensPosted on: October 29, 2022

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
New Beginnings

We all have times in our lives when we mess up and things are not right. We
all have times when we feel guilty and dirty. We want to make things
better, but we aren’t sure what steps we need to take. God is there in
those times. He is all about second chances and new beginnings. You don’t
have to live with the weight of what you’ve done. He can take away your
guilt and shame and make things new. We can see how God gives new life in
nature. For example, a caterpillar goes into the process of becoming a
butterfly not knowing what all is about to happen. An insect that had to
crawl to get around is given beautiful wings and the chance to fly. God
gives new life to that insect, new opportunities, a new future. No matter
what you have come through, by putting your trust in Jesus, you can have a
new beginning. Through Jesus’s death and resurrection, you can receive
forgiveness for every wrong thing you have ever done—and ever will do. You
can receive hope after pain. You can smile again after going through grief.
You can trust God to bring about real change in your life and give you a
new beginning, like a caterpillar gets after morphing into a butterfly. •
Emily Acker • Have you ever felt like you needed a new beginning? • Can you
think of a time God’s transformative power brought hope to a seemingly
hopeless situation? Consider taking a moment to thank Him for this! • Even
when we go through hard things, Jesus wants to walk beside us, heal our
hurts, cleanse us from sin, and give us hope in Him. Who is a trusted
Christian in your life who can remind you of these truths when life gets
messy—like it does for the caterpillar who’s still inside the chrysalis?
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great
mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection
of Jesus Christ from the dead” …1 Peter 1:3 (NIV)


Read Verses:

Isaiah 43:16-Isaiah 43:19; 1 Peter 1:3