Here are the 30 most encouraging Bible scriptures on pressing forward.
Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead.
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
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.
1 John 2:2
He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
1 Thessalonians 5:17
Pray without ceasing.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
In which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience.
Among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
To redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.”
“You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.”
“Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.
And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done.
Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.
And you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.
For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.”
Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.