30 Important Bible Verses About Leaving The Past Behind

Philippians 3:13-14 – Forgetting what is behind

“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

Isaiah 43:18-19 – God makes a way in the wilderness

“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.”

2 Corinthians 5:17 – New creation in Christ

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

Psalm 118:24 – This is the day the Lord has made

“This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

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Proverbs 4:25-26 – Keep your path straight ahead

“Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.”

Isaiah 61:3 – Beauty for ashes

“To provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.”

Lamentations 3:22-23 – His mercies are new every morning

“Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

Matthew 11:28-30 – Find rest in Jesus

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

Romans 8:1 – No condemnation in Christ

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

Psalm 103:12 – As far as the east is from the west

“As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”

2 Corinthians 6:17 – Come out from among them

“Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.”

Hebrews 8:12 – Remember sins no more

“For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”

Psalm 40:2 – The pit of destruction

“He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.”

Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ

“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

Matthew 6:33 – Seek first the kingdom of God

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

Isaiah 41:10 – Do not fear, I am with you

“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.”

Jeremiah 29:11 – Plans to prosper you

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Galatians 2:20 – Crucified with Christ

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

Romans 12:2 – Renewing of your mind

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

1 John 1:9 – Confess our sins

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

Psalm 32:5 – I confessed my sins to you

“Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin.”

2 Corinthians 7:10 – Godly sorrow leads to repentance

“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.”

Jeremiah 31:34 – I will forgive their wickedness

“No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the LORD,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the LORD. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”

Acts 3:19 – Repent and turn to God

“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.”

Matthew 5:4 – Blessed are those who mourn

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

1 Peter 5:7 – Cast all your anxiety on him

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

Psalm 147:3 – He heals the brokenhearted

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

Psalm 55:22 – Cast your cares on the Lord

“Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”

Colossians 3:13 – Bear with each other and forgive

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

Psalm 139:23-24 – Search me, know me

“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the way everlasting.”

Psalm 51:10 – Create in me a pure heart

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

John 8:32 – Know the truth, and the truth will set you free

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

James 4:7-8 – Submit to God, resist the devil

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you.”

1 Corinthians 6:11 – Washed, sanctified, justified

“And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”

Psalm 37:4 – Delight in the Lord

“Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

Psalm 103:10-12 – As high as the heavens

“He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”

Romans 6:4 – We too might live a new life

“We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.”

Galatians 5:1 – Freedom in Christ

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”

1 Peter 2:9 – Chosen people, royal priesthood

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

2 Corinthians 5:21 – Made the righteousness of God

“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

Romans 8:38-39 – Nothing can separate us from God’s love

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Psalm 103:5 – He satisfies your desires

“Who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”

Isaiah 40:31 – Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength

“but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart

“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.”

Psalm 91:14-15 – I will protect those who acknowledge my name

“Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.”

John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

Isaiah 26:3 – Perfect peace to those whose minds are steadfast

“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.”

Proverbs 16:3 – Commit your plans to the Lord

“Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”

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