Fresh Start 2013: Day

He makes all things new


Today's Text: Genesis 1

Text: Genesis 1

It’s a new year. A new day. If you are in Christ, you are a new woman – made clean and redeemed. And yet, just because the day has started over and a new year is on the calendar – we don’t always feel so fresh, do we? This year, we have a proposition for you. Instead of resolving to get better, to grow yourself, to finally get it right – walk with us through His Truth as we let Him do the getting it right. We’re going to spend a few weeks searching the Word for fresh starts, the kind only He can provide. And our prayer is that as we study the ways that He is making all things new, He will be working out + growing new things in us for His glory. We’ll look at creation, we’ll walk with the Israelites through their redemption, we will read stories of personal restoration, and we’ll end with the final fresh start that we’ve yet to see – Revelation. And we’d love for you to join us.

He Makes All Things New

When we read the remarkable account of the creation of the world, we see an epic and historic picture of the perfection of the pre-fallen world. And however the timeline played out, we know that the Bible tells us this: God is the Creator of all things.

And when we talk about beginnings, it is natural for us to also think about the ending. Beautifully woven, the Bible begins with creation and concludes with the new creation. The word of God tells us in Revelation, “And he who was seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new… I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.’” (Rev. 21:5-6, ESV)

There is one Author and there is one Story. And the all-knowing Author knew how the story would end, even as he penned the seas and swarmed them with living creatures, and as He breathed life into the man whose sin would one day nail Him to a tree.

And knowing all of that – knowing that He was creating the plants and yielding the seeds that would one day be his cross, that the beasts of the fields would need to be used as sacrifices for His people – knowing this then, the Author and Creator saw it all and called it good.

But why? It may seem trite to say, but the answer is love. He made the world perfect knowing that it would become imperfect and that He would make it new again. And hard as it may be to believe, He did it for the process. God had the power to skip right to the end, or to never create the world to begin with. But he did create it, and he did it to show Himself to us, that we might know Him. That we might know the breadth and length and height and depth of his love for us (Eph 3:18); that we might experience His grace.

What will be your response today, sisters? Will you find comfort (even joy!) in the cradle of the Almighty’s hand? Will you rest in the hope that He will restore creation – that He will restore you? The newness came and it was glorious, and it is coming again!

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation [that’s a promise]. But take heart; I have overcome the world [and so is that!].” (John 16:33, ESV, emphasis added)

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8,9, ESV)

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  • Debbie L

    It’s January 2017. I see most of the comments are from 2013. I came here from another #SheReafsTruth on YouVersion. I love this idea to comment as we read through this. Although I’m over 40 years walking with God, I need a fresh spiritual start! I’ve been reading the Bible through for over 14 years, starting over every January. But I still struggle with change, to become more like Christ. While I’ve mastered hoe to love the lovely, I still struggle to love the unlovely (like the person who cuts you off in traffic), or the family member that doesn’t Love the Lord like I do, but says they are a Christian! Yikes, how bad am I? It’s hard to love someone who isn’t kind first-How much more does that person need Love? Or the person who is just plain annoying? Or irritating? Or the Customer Service person on the phone at Direct TV or Sirius XM? I’ve lost my temper with them because they keep repeating themselves or give me wrong directions-it’s probably a communication gap. I always feel awful afterwards. I need to change my response to these people and let the Lord God, Father Almighty, Maker of the Heavens and Earth love them through me. This is the change I need to become obedient to the Lord when He says to Love Him with all my heart, mind and soul AND to love my neighbor as myself! All of these are my neighbor-just another soul walking through life as I am.

  • Rosemary

    I love the “She reads truth” devotionals. Can’t wait to read others.

  • I love that every time I read gen I learn something new. Its a great reminder of how alive His Word is. I love how begining in vs 24 all the different kind of animals that were being created are classified separately, including how specially in His likeness we were made,but in 30 humans seem to be classified as beasts of the earth, showing our relationship, but not equality, with animals. I just thought that was neat!

  • Happy new year ladies. I'm very glad to be starting this devotional with you all:) We all go through tough times but throughout them, always remember that our heavenly Father absolutely adores us and there is absolutely nothing that is ever going to change His mind about that. Until tomorrow, have an awesome day.

  • Happy New Year! I’m just excited to see what God is going to reveal through this study.

  • imperfectlyimperfect

    Happy 2014! I’m excited & nervous going into this new year. I feel big changes coming, & I’m praying for big blessings too! I’ve never tried so hard to understand the bible even though I grew up in a strong Christian home. I’ve always known God’s love for me, but have taken it for granted most of my life. I just completed reading through the whole bible on another plan, but now I’m seeking more insight & understanding. I look forward to going through this plan with all of you & pray that we are all blessed spiritually & literally as God works in us & through us. I’m humbled & blessed by all of your comments as well. It is wonderful to know that I’m not alone in my search for a new beginning in Christ. I loved the 4 questions that Flo Jo mentioned & will be sitting down to answer those myself. Also appreciated the comments about balance (as that is one of my biggest issues). Thank you all for sharing & God Bless you as we walk together.

  • I am excited about my fresh start.I am excited to see how my life unfolds in this up and coming new year.

  • God created the world and everything in it. He created it out of love for us. I am very confident in knowing that He will be coming back again.

  • I have been wrestling with a fresh start for a while. I looking forward to maturing in God's word.

  • I want my year to be FILLED with God's plans and purposes.

  • Madalyn Yates

    I was reading Alyssa Joy's blog about unforgotten dreams that we have in our life. Dreams that we have yet see unfold and question God and if they will come true. I saw the Bible Study tab on her website, so I clicked on it because I was looking for another bible study. Honestly, I clicked on #SheReadsTruth because it looked appealing and welcoming, but I am glad I did. There are a lot of dreams I have in my mind, that I will one day see in person, but one I need is a Fresh Start. I read the first day of the plan, and it opened me up and pointed out to me that God makes all things new. Thank you and I look forward to more from you all.

  • Chavonne

    This is my first time posting a comment. I am in desperate need of a fresh start. I must admit and be honest with myself. My life is a mess and only God can help me. I find myself in a state of depression. I need you Lord. I'm tired of pretending that everything is ok and that I have everything under control. The truth is, everything is a mess from my finances, personal, children and business. Im trying to stay afloat but my ship went under 2 months ago and I've been trying so hard not to give up.. Here I am God HELP ME…

  • Christine

    I have not started as yet but I am excited about this new journey. Having fallen off course I need to get back on track

  • Danielle


  • Hi All- I am in South Afica. Fresh start is really soothing. I guess as a woman – you need a lot if this continuously. The text reminded me of something my late mum taught me. When God said let there be….it signifies His greatness and how at the passing if words this vast universe was created. My mum taught me as a child of God I can also speak life into various aspects of my life. Let there be health – let there be provision . Thanks ladies

  • Joanne Sher

    This is my first study of yours, and I am so looking forward to it! I was especially struck by the reminder that He called it good when He knew what happened – and that He did so because of the process.

    I am such a goal oriented person. Always have the final product in mind. Needed this reminder to work in the process!

    So looking forward to this! Thank you!

  • Jennifer

    So while it is not a new year, I am working hard to strengthen my walk with God, to rekindle the flame. What encouraged me so much was that I was praying about genesis 1 this morning then found this study! I was thanking God for making nature and this world for his pleasure and mine.
    I then began thinking about how the Bible says God called everything good. Why? I have always thought of it in a wordly, human, “I did a good job” way. What if good really meant perfect? Pure? Without flaw? Exactly as it should be? And me, created in God’s image was supposed to be pure, perfect, without flaw?
    It made me wonder. I am flawed because I have sinned, but thanks be to God I am pure in his eyes through the blood of Christ. I want to live so that God can look down on me and see that I am striving to live for him, working to be more like him. I need to remember daily that I was made on the all powerful Gods image!! I want my life to reflect that.
    I also love how God works with little things like this. It comforts me in knowing he is active in. My life. Second time it happened this week!!

  • Darcia Emerson

    I just want God to wash me and make me New, I want to restore my joy and Faith. This is the start for my fresh beginning

  • My sister and I are reading through this plan together. She starts her first day as a third grade teacher today and I am so proud of her. Her faith in God is inspiring and I know she will be an incredible light to her students. Would you join me in praying for her school year?

    Thank you,

  • The same King who created the world and all that Iivess in it can renew and remake us. Remove all heart and shames and bring new meaning to life. He heals our broken heart creating within us a new spirit. Cleansing and reviving me. Lord I am in awe of your greatness now more than ever

  • 1life2live4god

    It's funny.. How many times have I read Genesis 1 in the two full years of me being a christian? Never has it's full magnificence touched me in such a way that I have wanted to cry out to God and praise him 'HOLY ARE YOU GOD! THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR CREATION!' while my little brother behind me plays his gaming console.
    SheReadsTruth's devotional has really broken it down for me. I think I'm going to receive a lot from this fresh start. Actually, I declare it. I declare it over all of my fellow sisters who are also taking part in this study. Lord I ask that you bless us in such a way that this is THE LAST "FRESH START" any of us will ever have to take. That we stay committed to your word, and that we commit INTENTIONALLY. Amen.

  • Donnaesia

    A new start is just what I need. Its so rewarding know that God made me knowing i wouldnt be perfect and that i would sin. I love that feeling of reassurance that God loves me unconditionally.

  • I just finished my first She Reads Truth study (Nehemiah) and loved it. Would love to stay in touch with a community while I start this one. So glad I found other women who are starting this in the middle of the year. I am a new mom, staying at home. We live in the country, my husband works an hour away. Saturday I felt overcome by loneliness. (Hubby went shooting with a bunch of guys from church.) Hoping to find a fresh start and some community through this study! :)

    • hotchabyrd

      We are so glad that you are here! Welcome and thank you for sharing!

  • Something brought me to this page today. i have been reading She Reads Truth emails off and on but never really doing it daily. But today it was on my mind all day and eventhough it is midnight and i should be in bed i find myself seeking a fresh start…so here goes!

  • I have been looking for a fresh start in all other things except Christ and have come only to a place of frustration, anxiety and discontent. I understand now why the Lord told me this would be my year of gratitude. It’s not easy to stay in gratitude. It’s time for a fresh start in my creator.

  • I too have started this journey in the middle of the year. I need a fresh start and like Maria in the process of divorce. I need to stay focused and devoted to Christ. I look forward tothis journey. Maria, I will pray for you!

  • I am starting fresh today in Christ. I am going through a divorce and I want a new direction for my life. Please pray for me. Thank you. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

  • Christie

    I am glad to see that I am not the only one starting this in the middle of the year. I need a fresh start daily…sometimes hourly or even sooner. I look forward to taking the journey with all of you.

  • Christine

    I just started this devotion feeling like my and my babies need a new start. I want to see more of Christ and less of me in my home. Definitely need to work on being content in every decision in life.

  • I am so glad to have found this devotion. God has been talking to me about change. Change isn’t always easy, but when God decrees it, it’s right. I thank God for this new start and for leading to a place to be encouraged as I walk through it. He is a wonderful Father who loves His daughters beyond measure. Praise to His name!!

  • Marrissia

    I just started today because I needed a fresh start , been consumed by life and relationships , taking care of my family and I just forgot about God and who he was and is in my life. So I just want to put him first ! I have a taken a break from social networks which became a big distraction . For the first time i was honest I told GOD the truth I told him that I don’t know how to be consistent and that is my struggle ‘ glad for the word !

  • My family and I have had some changes in the past few months and more coming in the months to come. I have to trust HIM (I have trust issues.) that everything is working together for HIS good! Thank you so much for this amazing resource for us to be able to plug into!

  • This devotion is just what I needed. Very recently I allowed myself to be open to some things I had no business and I begin to let it consume me. I was too concerned with a relationship that wasn’t going to last because it wasn’t built on the right foundation. I need a fresh start. I need a new beginning and I need to be restored. I thank God for bringing me to this devotion and blog. I look forward to everyday of this.

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  • I’m so excited about the things God is doing in my life! Rekindling my relationship with him has been a great journey and joining She Speaks Truth devotion has been even greater. I’ve come through a lot but what a mighty God we serve! “HE MAKES ALL THINGS NEW & I WILL FOLLOW YOU FORWARD! “

  • Getting ready to start this new study. I’ve never been too good about keeping up with these, hopefully I won’t get distracted this time.

  • I am in need of a new start so here goes.

  • I just found this devotional. Just what I need! He always answers prayers.

  • Ilfov Spalat

    I love all that you say I feel you are very honest and straighforward.

    Your messages go directly in, where they should, thanks a lot very helpful following ya!

  • Deanna4 Christ

    I was looking on how to start a devotion and what an amazing devotion this is bc here I was feeling sorry for myself bc I’m going thru tribulations now but it will be okay God never promised a perfect life wow I always used to ask why God did this and that I should be asking why am I doing this and that!!!

  • Fresh start is what I need right now, finding my way back to my maker. Thank God for HIs grace to start again. The God of second chance.

  • “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…”
    Such powerful words to ponder on this morning. I think as I go through the busyness of my day, I forget to pause, take a moment and appreciate the little things. I think reflecting on this verse begins your relationship with God. To know that my God created EVERYTHING; the heavens and the earth, it’s amazing. As you continue to read Genesis 1, it describes in detail the wonders of our Father. He spoke life into existence. Now I don’t know about you, but I believe in the power in words. Most of the time people (myself included) skim through the Bible to search for meaning. But search no more, just open your Bible and read the very first chapter in the very first book. This enough is conviction that my God is like none other. As I start my day today, I’m going to reflect on this verse because it is the start of everything. Understanding this verse means you realize how Great and Powerful God is. This verse prepares you for all the wonders that occurs in the rest of the Bible. I’m convinced, so today I’m picking up my cross and I’m deciding to follow the man who created life, then gave up his life just so I can keep mine. Now that is LOVE.

  • God made the world even though he knew we would fall. God made me even though He knew I would sin. He loves us all anyways! By choosing to be in a relationship with him we get to experience that love and his transforming presence in our lives. How wonderful!

    May God’s peace, joy and love abound in all of your lives!

  • Thank you to God that fresh start can happen ant time of the year. Just what i need to discover My heavenly Father and his love for me

  • I see that I am starting my new beginning a little late in the year. I am grateful for God’s never enging love and complete mercy. I pray I actually continue on this path and ask God to guide me through.

  • I am seeking a new start because I am at a plateau in life. I have come to realize I need to talk more to God and others.

  • I am starting this reading plan very prayerfully. As a woman, I have so many emotional attachments to people and things in my life. I have found it difficult to let go of things even when I know that they hinder me. It is my prayer that I can strengthen my relationship with God and u detest and His Word more. But most of all, I want to live His Word wholeheartedly.

  • Beautiful I need to hear that encouragement thanks

  • Feeling truly blessed to find this site tonight….just looking for the RIGHT way to start over. What better time than Easter!! I’m excited about this “fresh start” and even more excited to finally in my heart be ready to walk with God…

  • Danielle DeVaughn

    I’m ready for a new life and mind. Glad to join! May God bless all of you!

  • I'm very new to this and very excited for a fresh start!

  • jjones221

    just found this site and began following these plans. i'm excited about what God has in store for me as I am entering several new phases in life. something as simple as hearing in the video, "remember that Chrisitian life is Personal but not Private" had me thinking in a new light!

  • Love this webpage very inspiring to Gods people.let. Let. Us keep the fire burning.


  • Michelle Rodeman

    Excited to be joining with like-minded sisters in Christ and to see what God will teach me! Blessings to you all!

  • Grace Olivieri

    Hey ladies! My name is Grace. I am new to this and I am excited about this new journey God has me on. Restoration and discovering the new me in Him!

  • xtremly blessed

    Im here cause this is where Gods has led me 2 this morining & i shall find my purpose on this journey…..

  • Just starting with daily devotional and liking it already.

  • hcivorduloc_

    It may no longer be such a new year but i have recently decided that I want God to make me a new me and I’m so glad I stumbled on this devotional . I really look forward to this journey and hope God blesses all of you ladies .

  • Very inspiring

  • Ive been really struggling lately. Major depression. I haven’t been able to read the bible or really pray in a while. Ive been having a hard time going to church. ThIs makes me feel horrible. I got a new phone recently and felt the need to download this app to my phone. As I was messing around with it I checked out the devo plans and this is the one my eyes focused on. It may not the begging of the new year. I may not know what’s going to happen. I may not know how I’m going to do this. But I really liked this devo and hope that some day I can be new.

    • Deborah

      What you wrote so describes my life. I am new to this plan as well. But I feel God taking control of my thoughts and actions already. I’m reminded several times a day that I need more of God and less of the sin and evil in this world. He speaks to me now ( in spirit) whenever my thoughts are not as they should be. It’s not just a daily struggle , it’s minute by minute.

    • Kim

      I too have been struggling spiritually. I have been a Christian for many years but losing my husband ok most two years ago to cancer shook my faith. I was suddenly single with three children to raise on my own and I found it hard to lean on God. I have finally realized I was rebelling because I felt deep down that God let me down when I worked so hard to live my life right. I now know I have to get allow him to help me and my sons and that he still loves me and has wonderful blessing for me in this new chapter of my life. I am ready now to let God recreate me. Bless you all!

  • Katie Molina

    I need a fresh start and I believe Jesus loves me still. I believe he directed me here. Please pray for me.

  • delsie tedders

    Thank you god for not giving up on me!!! I ask that you strengthen me to be strong in your word!! I give you all the praise and glory!!

  • I began Fresh Start tonight and i am expectant, to say the least. I have found myself crying out to God so often lately and I realize that I am broken.

    I was easy at first to convince others that I had it together, I even convinced myself. Reading Day One of this study am thinking of how God knew way back then that I would act this way is crushing.

    I HAVE to let go of everything and let God renew me. I love the Kari Jobe song, You Revive Me and I should probably sing it everyday until I can really mean what it says.

    So, I am excited to dive into this study and to let the healing begin!

  • Christina

    God's mercies are new every morning – I need to remind myself if this when I feel overwhelmed and discouraged. It's not in my own strength but His that I WILL finally have victory. Thank you God that you ARE a God of new starts. I also take heart from all these other lovely ladies that you are helping too. It blows my mind when I think of your bigness- there are billions of people on this planet and you know them all intimately- including me. Thank you that I am your child and you have good plans for my future.

  • I have been wanting a fresh start for some time now, but didn't know where to start. I'm ready to leave my life of promiscuity and emptiness. I'm ready to be loved an ready to love someone without fear. I'm ready for a fresh start!

  • YoursTruly

    Im excited to begin this journey…ive been searching for a fresh start and this time im determined to get it right…im walking by faith…lets support each other and make this year a great year!!!!

  • Thank you for a new start!

  • This is exactly what I have been searching for! I'm so excited!

  • I am excited to start anew. Many things are happening in my life that has left me feeling defeated. I want to wake up with a purpose and a smile on my face. I want to help those that are struggling, but I have to start with me.

  • A fresh start as stated in the devotional! God has allowed all of us to embark on and in a journey of a lifetime & I’m so excited!!! I thank God for the opportunity to be surrounded by so many woman of different backgrounds, BUT ONE FATHER! No matter what it looks like or feels like, you are where you are for a purpose & exactly when you are supposed to be here. Those things(sin, issues, problems etc.) of the past are just that, THE PAST!!! If God doesn’t remember your sin don’t you let anyone else including yourself bring it up. This is our time to restore that relationship with God that we have been wanting, needing desiring…. God is a God of restoration, renewal &second chances. Be blessed as you walk in God’s promises & his courage to continue on this journey of a lifetime! Happy Trails ladies, love you all!

  • Amazing !! I am do excited to start this devotional time today

  • Shelly Gray

    I am so excited to start a daily reading plan! Can not wait to get closer to God!!!!

  • Victoria

    Glad I found this devotion. God has delivered me from many things and I want to keep in his word.

  • Dear god i am trying to better myself for myself Everytime.i start to read the bible or pray alot i start dreaming that evil is chasing me and i give up but not this time god please help me get thru thiis plz help me better myself plz..

  • Perfect timing to find this devotional plan! I need God in all that I do, especially with my eating habits and lack of exercise. A fresh start!

  • starting this plan today I need to spemd more time with my Father In heaven, this ia a wonderful way to start, I need his love.

  • God is good. I knoe its not Jan 1 but I need this need my life right now. I need God and a fresh start. I have been stick in this workd with all the media and need to turn my focus back to the one that has been believing me and loving me when I wasn’t and other were not. So I am ready!

    • Rachael

      I’m in the same boat, Brandi! I am so busy with my life as a wife & homeschooling mother but know that I must slow down and get close to God. I really look forward to re-vamping my relationship with my Savior!

  • Gretchen

    Good morning ladies! Decided to find a deco that I could stick with, so with God's leading and your support, perhaps I have found "the one"!

  • Shariykah

    Hello beautiful ladies I’m happy to be apart of this renewing process. And hopefully your words could help me grow as well.

    God bless ladies

  • This is exactly what I needed o read and it's so great . May God grant us all that needs a new start the ability and strength to do so

  • Today I decided to start fresh! And everyday will be a new day to begin of renewal. I declare that I will do whatever it takes to live a radical purpose filled life. I thank God for His grace and mercies! ‘For He so loved us that He gave his only son’

  • This is an awesome study. Absolutely love it. :-)

  • As I am starting this devotion, I am starting fresh in life. New life in Christ. Although I have been saved since I was 9, I have been living in sin lately. My heart has been trashed by worldly ways. I have struggled for so long trying to, “get things right,” when I should have turned to God in the first place. He will always get it right. I also struggle with my self image. As I was reading, I came to Genesis 1:31 where it says, “Then God looked over all he had made and saw that it was good.” My heart was touched. God made me how he wants me! I was made in his image! God doesn’t make mistakes. He ALWAYS gets it right! God is good!

  • I would like to mimic what sherry said, except I’m not a grandma yet! I want to learn to let God lead me in every way this year! Keep me in your prayers as I start this, I will keep you all too. God blesses!

  • It is so hard to surrender. As a mother, a wife, grandmother and boss I have many responsibilities It is easy to fall in that role of the caretaker and the one in charge. The one to get things done. It is funny some days when I think about moving through my day and subconsciously thinking that my plan is the one that will work. That is where the phrase, “let go and let God” comes into play. It is so important to remember that I cannot possibly have a better plan than God. Unite in prayer, my sisters, for complete and total surrender unto God. Our father. Amen!

  • I am late but so glad for a new start I really need it

  • Not found yet

    Ready to learn the truth

  • I am a little late on starting this devotional. I need a fresh start. I want to develop a deeper and more meaningful relationship with God. I’m tired of my own lip service and I want to be a servant for the Lord. I have fears and anxieties associated with failure and not being good enough. I have battled these issues and I need to turn them over to God, because they cause me such unwanted anguish. I need a fresh start!

  • Lynleigh

    I know it’s a month into the new year, but better late than never, right? I just happened on this Devo, and after being away from the church off and on for the past three years, I am definitely ready for a fresh new start.

  • “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
    For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

    This is such a beautiful verse. At times I feel like I over analyze "what God's plan if for me", and this verse helps me to see that I can not think as God's thinks. I have to trust in his plan, and let go of my thoughts process, and truly believe in his graceful direction for me. I am excited to start this "Fresh Start" with you all. Thank you for this opportunity

  • I need a new start badly. I have been feeln very angry and unhappy with my life and I feel I need a change and to start a new. I hope this bible plan will put me on the right path of startn new.

  • only1leann

    Yes this is February 1st but this is the day that I proclaimed to God for a fresh start, for wisedom for new light, for another chance. I want to learn more about my God and my brother Jesus, I want a much better relationship than what I have now, I want to learn how to ensure that I am putting him before all else. I pray this devotional helps me with those things a well.

  • Kathie b

    “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation [that’s a promise]. But take heart; I have overcome the world [and so is that!].” (John 16:33, ESV, emphasis added)

    First day for me on this. “He made the world anyways ” I’ve often wondered why. For the process ,to reveal himself to us, to show his love for us.

  • So good… and ready to dig in!!

  • God is Good

  • I know I am slightly late on starting this, but I love the section of scripture in Genesis 1:27-28. Especially the part where it says…."fill the earth aand govern it." I think this is so uplifting that we in this early stage, were called to govern the earth. To me this speaks volumes about our royal lineage and what we are vs. what the world tells us we are. I love the fact that God gave us that authority. Have a wonderful day! xoxo

  • I just wanted to take a quick moment and thank you for such a warm and caring welcome. When people are that warm and welcoming, it makes you *want* to stick it out with them.

    So once again, thank you so much. :0)


  • Patience Scott

    Joining this devotional is one of the best things I can do for myself. In this first discussion of newness, my strength source in God is renewed. For it calls to mind all the scriptures that discusses renewal. What are your favorite renewal scriptures?

  • Vanessa C.

    Hello SheReadsTruth Ladies!

    I am blown away at how big our community is here! I was really encouraged by some of your comments that caught my eye. This is my first time with this devotional & I am very much looking forward to going in deeper with you all!

    God’s Grace & Love

  • Monica Giselle

    I am not new to my walk. But in the last few years of my life my entire world has been turned upside down. Nothing is as it once was and nothing is what I had expected. While that can sometimes be a good thing, that’s not the case at the moment and I feel lost. I have been so distant from God and yet I know I have nothing without him. I want to use my life and my testimony for his glory and yet I keep falling. I needed to see this today. Though it doesn’t erase the pain in my heart, it reminded me of who he really is. These are such dark times but I want nothing more than to go through them with Him. Pray for me.

  • I really enjoyed this reading I’m looking forward to reading more god bless!

  • My marriage was recently falling apart. Just ladt month we almost fiked for divorce. I knew we needed God in our marriage. My husband and I decided to start this bew year right…with Gid as the center. We have been to church a couple times and did a couple devotions but haven’t really gotten started. Last night whike I was sleeping, I dreamed I seen Jesus in my old bedroom. He came to me like an angel and he had a lion on one side of him and a lamb on the ither. In my dream I fell on my knees and started worshipping him!! I woke up at 630 (which is early for me) crying with my hands raised in worship!! I wasn’t just worshipping in my dreams, I was worshipping in my sleep and didn even know it!! At that minute I woke up and fell on my knees and decided it was time to take control!! I am doing this study for me. I need a renewing of God in my life. My husband and I are doing a marriage study. I pray that God will make me a new!!

  • The journey towards a new beginning and the transcendence to becoming who God has called us to be begins with seeking Him first and calling to order the priorities in our lives. Stewardship first!

  • I saw this study and thought hmmmm, this looks good, maybe I'll try this one. But I really like that you can discuss your thoughts here. what I loved about this lesson is how they said God could have fast forwarded to the end, but He didn't. I Love that! He loves us so much look at what He had done for us!

  • Just got a smart phone and downloaded the Bible app, where I found this is perfect timing for me.even though it’s already a few weeks into the year,I am in need of a fresh start all over again.I’m so excited about this plan, and am thanking Good do

  • Stephanie

    How appropriate it is that I found this today.

  • Blessed4Eva

    To God be the glory ladies! To start fresh is to be cleansed. Cleanliness is next to Godliness. let’s start by cleaning our bodies of the harsh toxins we put in them. We start to feel good about ourselves. God will not dwell in an unclean place. This is my second step to salvation. Renewing my whole frame of mind of how I eat, cook, and live. Just a thought for our beginners. Be blessed my sisters.

  • I know I may be a couple weeks late starting this, but this is what I need. A fresh start. Something I've been looking for, for a long time now… and it might sound crazy, but as soon as I saw this reading plan I knew there was going to be something in here for me. A constant theme already through Church and study groups, and now this plan, has been Love. Love that our father gives us, unconditionally. I believe I am finally going to figure out what that is. God bless all of you, and Happy New Year.

    • Jesyka

      It's never too late! So glad you are starting this plan! I hope and pray that the Lord reveals His love to you in a new way as you go through this plan.

  • Shakeeta

    I am excited! Starting over is just the thing I need. It is for us to renew our minds and spirits daily. I want more of God but I know I must work it. Hopefully this plan will help with the process.

  • Excited to read this plan!!!.. Let The Lord speak to and through me!!

  • A new year, a new me with the help of Him!!

  • Sarah Stinnett

    This has truely touched my heart and I am so excited to start this journey. I am aching to grow closer to our most loving, caring and passionate Father. I’m so happy to read other ladies posts and comments to see I’m not the only one out there and seeing so many woman growing closer to our Lord…may God bless you all richly.

  • PursuingJoy

    In that moment God set in motion His plan. In that space of darkness as The Creator masterfully stroked the heavens. The Holy Spirit hovered over the waters. Moving to and fro in this vast space above the water. The sweet, nurturing, reflection of God stirred space and time, waiting, hovering, anticipating Our Fathers plan to unfold and begin history. It is in this beautiful space which is way beyond our understanding that God spoke. LIGHT. LIFE. LOVE. He spoke "Let Us" make man in OUR image. In the image of God I am created. I am created to be with My Father. I am created to create. I am apart of His-story. I reflect my Father as I bring light into darkness, breath life into nothingness and love as He loves me.

  • Talking about new start ! I was a needle junkie wanting to die. i was abused severly i was used raped manipulated and beat up. i walked away from it one day and that very day i was redeemed
    i was touched by gods very hand and he specializes in change. I know that Jesus lives in me. im being made new with his love everyday for i dont want that old life it is not desired at alli know am addicted to Jesus!

  • he is the c and when I sa and when I say that I hope eve I hope everyone thinks that includes pret that includes pretty much everything that is amazing Alpha and the and the Omega and knowing this and believing this I try not to worry about a thing because worry is a waste and God has got us that is a that is a promise

  • Ohappydaye

    So glad that I finally took the time to find out what She Reads Truth is about. I keep seeing references to it on Instagram, from one of the ladies I follow & i kept telling myself to Google it. Well, God put it on my heart to make today the day and here I am. I’m starting “late” but I’m so glad to be beginning!

  • stonidee

    I'm needing a fresh start. Renew me Lord, all for Your glory!!!

  • Hello everyone…my journey with God is fairly new. I am still learning to trust in Him and to turn to Him in good and bad times. My problem is that whenever something doesn’t go my way, I get so angry and forget about His love for me and that He has my back. I know He forgives me for it but I am trying to get a point where I can stop myself in anger and rennet how much God loves me. Reading this passage really helped and reminded me how much He loves me and wants to be in my life.

  • I came across this study this morning. I am learning to trust God in a different way at the moment. I really enjoyed the first day of reading. His is so powerful and all knowing. I want to learn more about him. Praising and giving glory to God

  • I am trying to start new this year after finding out about my husband’s infidelity throughout our 6 years of marriage. He now feels like he can change and be a good man but he’s not allowing me the time and space I need to heal. I need Christ more than ever because I can’t begin to try to love and trust him again unless Christ makes me new.

    • JoJo

      hi! praying for ur marriage! i as well am going thru a rought patch in my 6 year marriage, tho nothing as extreme as infidelity, my husband has decided he is no longer in love with me or has built up a wall or whatever. i am patiently waiting on God's timing & giving God opportunity to restore & heal my marriage. several days in particular in this devotion spoke directly to my circumstances as i'm sure will happen for u as well. blessings!

  • AWESOME! Thank and praise God we are his creation and because of our imperfections,He makes us new daily. What a awesome,powerful God(daddy)we serve. To know He created us with an awesome plan for each and everyone of us is great. But the greatess part is all the plans =ONE FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD!

  • Jennifer Nash

    Praise the Lord….!!!

  • Mrsgibbs

    Awesome and Amazing! I love the idea that God is enjoying the process! He is so good… Great plan, I look forward to This process!

  • Its a good thing that can come and make us new creations and that he can take all hurt and pain that we have away i cant wait to see god work and change me and my family life in 2013!!!!

  • I am so excited to have found this study. FRESH START! I am excited to see what things God will reveal to me through this study. So happy to be able to share our thoughts daily with other wonderful like-minded ladies. I was encouraged after todays reading to slow down today, and really take a look at everything our Creator made, and be grateful for his great works. To find joy just knowing we serve a loving and very talent God. There is nothing to hard for God… proof is all around you!. I hope you ladies have a wonderful day!

  • It’s so good to be reminded of His take on things. Sometimes I feel like dust.

  • P Karlyn

    I’m really glad that I found this plan. A fresh start! I’m looking forward to sharing with you ladies and for the growth that will come from this.

  • That was a good word and the scripture encouraged me so! To see how God took the time to create all things and how He declared it to be good and He made us in His image and we were declared good! That is awesome and shows NOTHING is too hard for God

  • Really needing a fresh start. So excited to see what God has in planned.

  • I believe in my heart that God answers our prayers most especially if it is about improving and establishing a deeper relationship with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
    I am committed to learn and study with you and experience God's blessings upon us all.

  • Ashley Gorham

    After so many years of Christianity have I never understood the concept of why do it God if you knew what hurt and rebellion would happen and now I know so beautifully why- Goethe journey and process of fully understanding the full extent if his love and mercy :)

  • I am so thankful that God lead me to this plan. Today’s reading has given me a new prospective on His thoughts and method used for creation. It was a process and so is my life story. Things have been chaotic the past few months and toddy’s reading has allowed me to see that it is all part of the process of preparation. Thank you Lord for a fresh start!

  • following CHRIST

    This morning lesson was great” thank you JESUS:)Its good to kno that I can have a new beginning and start it with many GOD fearing women…BE BLESSED!!

  • Was looking for a new devotional and God led me here. Thank you God. I look forward to the new things He will be doing in my life this year and the fresh start each new day.

  • Kimberly

    I am looking forward to THIS journey in my life AN ANOINTED FRESH START !!!!!!!

  • Sweet Ericka C, my prayers are with you. Life seems tough for a lot of us today. We take for granted how strong we are until being strong is the only option we have. Thank you God for love and nurturance and for walking with us through life’s difficulties.

  • Tami K roQstar

    I claim the victory of a Fresh Start.

  • This is my first time participating in an online devotional group and I'm excited I stumbled upon this (through a health and fitness blog, of all things). I wasn't raised reading the Bible, but rather praying openly and asking God for help. I pray that in reading His word and sharing it with other women, we are all brought some clarity and sense of peace in a world of chaos. The past few weeks have been very hectic for me and I am truly in need of a fresh start, especially in faith. Thank you so much for this!

  • Ericka C.

    I saw this study and decided to join because I am needing a fresh start. It is nice to know that God has a plan for me regardless of what is going on in my life. He wants me to get closer to him to understand what he expects me to do . I am currently going through a divorce due to mental cruelty , for 13 years I have lived under the rule of a narcissist and i was advised for my own health and safety I needed to remove myself but before I could do that he told me over the phone while I was in my suv and teenage daughters in the truck he wanted a divorce. Since then I have moved out , and trying to establish myself all over again. I know through Gods Help and Guidance he will see me through this . So when I saw this I knew I needed to do this study , I need a fresh start and new outlook.

  • It’s comforting being reminded of Gods perfect creations. Makes me think of myself possibly being perfectly made, difficult concept to grasp!

  • Embracing the peace of God is a daily faith walk. We are faced daily with heart ache and disappointment but God promises to never leave us.

  • Started today – This is my beginning. Beginning of finding His grace. Beginning of strengthening my faith. This beginning will lead me to Him.

  • This is my first post. Like some of you, I stumbled upon this devotional. I do like the way the author expresses the Word of God and the comments made. I do plan to come here often. The Creation story is literal and shows God's love for us. He loved enough to include the last day to rest from all His creation work and meet with us. It was His preplanned way of keeping in contact with us throughout all that would occur.

  • Yes! New beginnings and commitment!

  • How great is our God… Indeed our God is a great God!
    This morning i was searching through the Plans on YouVersion.that I could find a guide as to my study of the Word, that will help me in a closer and committed walk with God, and as I checked through new…'shereadstruth' caught my attention… in that moment I felt that's the plan I need. And when I opened the sample and began reading, it was really indeed God plan that I become a partaker of the blessings that's to be found in this program. Remain Blessed all Women around the globe God's grace abounds.

  • This is my day a new beginning for , leaving a bad marriage Of 40 years, I need the Lord And a Happiness

  • I, too, just happened upon this study , but from the first day of January have viewed day as a brand new beginning. Glad to have discovered this bible study. Look forward to growing each day in the Lord!

  • It is time for a new, stronger, bolder me in Christ! I have been quiet too long!

  • Coming that I’ve never really been active in church. Really still haven’t been in a while. I’m kind of stuck in that mode of not going because I.didn’t go as a child. But starting this plan and being more of an active reader is what I am trying to be and do and just letting God have his way with me. Going and doing whatever he wants me to do.

  • I'm so glad to have stumbled on to this devotional. Even just by reading the intro/1st day my spirit was stirred. I'm so excited!

  • ConcretenGrace

    I just stumbled across this reading plan on YouVersion and I am so excited! I have been looking for a community of women who believe in a fresh start…and believe me I need it! I grew up in the church…was strongly involved in the ministry until the end of 2011 and since then I have a bit of a rocky time. So looking forward to this fresh start and community of women! Thank you for following God's calling!

  • Well ladies i just prayed to God and asked what do i do where do i start i feel a mess. After a prayed i textef my spiritual mom to ket her know how i was feeling and then clicked on my bible app to read one of the many plans im behind on. And my surprise i started to delete each of them. So as i was looking this one popped up i scrolled past it once but i went back n im glad i did. Feel this just what i need. So ladied im really excited that found this #shereadstruth and i excited to walk this fresh start out with yu all. Ive read many of the comment n some just touchef me. Yup this is just what I needed.

  • Charnise

    God is always on time. I have felt so burdened lately and God led me here. Glory be to God for my fresh start

  • I lost sight of Gods goodness and his strength in 2012. this is my time of renewal and growth in his word

  • iamdestiny

    I need a fresh start need to learn how too have more faith and trust in the Lord more.

  • Hello everyone, this is my first ‘She Reads Truth’ study. I am in central Florida, USA. I’m really looking forward to the Fresh Start!


    this was uplifting n interesting

  • I am humbled that even though He knew how i would fail, he have me life anyway. I’m thankful for another chance to get it right

  • Amanda Medlin

    I am starting a few days late but plan to double up until I get current. So excited about this!

  • I'm new to #shereadstruth:) I was referred to you all and I am definitely glad I have joined. I feel better already….

    I was just stating that I needed a Fresh start with God. I felt so distant from him and didn't know where to turn. Reading this really helped me in so many ways. Knowing that God makes all things new. I realize no matter where I am in my spiritual life God has the power to change me and make me into the person he wants me to be , as long as I yield to him and his word.

  • Hi ladies, I stumbled across this plan and I am so glad I found it. my soul has been in turmoiler recently and ive been seeking a fresh start emotionally and spiritually. I hope I can do thia with you ladies and that God will guide me amd refresh my soul. God Bless

  • Hi ladies!!

    I am new to this blog, and may I say it is so refreshing and soul comforting. I really needed a fresh start and i am so thankful with God for this opportunity to share with sisters from others parts of the world (I'm from Puerto Rico) the marvelous things that God is doing. About the devotional, something that I had heard before but had never given thought to is the fact that when God created the earth everything was already on it, seeds, plants, animals… everything, God ordered the earth to "bring forth" what was already on it. So in the same way i think He put everything we need inside of us and in its due time He will asks us to "bring forth" those things, the fruit we are bearing in us; through experiences, trial and fire. It is scary but the outcome is always beautiful. So here I am, eagerly expecting what He will "bring forth" in me. God bless you girls. I'm really excited about this Fresh Start.

  • Ellen MR

    Wonderfully said, Tammy Culmer, and Welcome to Poet, and ALL the gals who started “late”!! I’m sure your late start was just when you needed it and led by the Lord!! May this be the fresh start you’ve been looking for with Him! :)

  • Faithlia

    Hello. :) I understand that today is the seventh, but I only found this plan last night.
    Oh well. It’s never to late for a fresh start! :D

    I cannot say how much I absolutely love this series! It’s wonderful! And Isaiah 55:8-9 is such a wonderful, powerful verse.

  • Good morning. I was scrolling plans and this one stood out, I'm glad it did because I have been feeling a little over whelmed and like I'm Ina battle with life all alone. It's a new year and a fresh start is awesome when you place God as a major part of things.

  • Tammy Culmer

    Wow is all I can say!!! HE truly didn’t promise us a perfect life on earth but HE promised is HE would walk with us. And here I have been trying to work HIM into my schedule when all along HE the chosen one has been waiting patiently on me! LORD how could I have been so foolish. As I began to witness your grace I want to say thank you!!!

  • I have just begun this reading plan on YouVersion. I’m very excited to be taking this journey. . .looking forward to a new life in God’s word.

  • I joined last night and started reading the first devotion tonight. I am very excited to be studying the word of God with you all.

  • Beth jamison

    Im excited to let God start working anew in my life this year and remembering He is my creator. Sometimes we are so quick to get wrapped up in our lives to focus on the fact God wants to start fresh in our lives

  • So excited to be joining via you version with my bestie! Thank you for new truths on a very familiar passage of scripture that I've read a million timès! His love is great! Will I ever comprehend it?

  • Christina

    Amen I am so excited to be apart of this event through the grace of god I hope that ill come out learning something new thank you father for this great chance

  • I am so excited to be joining you guys! My heart swells at the thought of this fresh start and strengthening my relationship with God and communicating with a huge group of ladies with big hearts. It is amazing to think that we can begin the year by resting in the "hope that He will restore"! So beautifully said.

  • I’ve never thought about it this way…that God started with creation and will end with creation. It’s lovely! I get so bogged down with life problems and others problems in life that I forget to hope in Christs love and his creation. He is in control even when I don’t feel it.

  • Amen! Yes God will!

  • Katherine

    I stumbled across this study tonight, and this is what I really needed to hear. That God loves me so much He is willing to give me a new start. Even though he knows I will mess up He still loves me through it all and can renew me.

  • Mary in New Mexico

    Happy New Year and Greetings from New Mexico. I’m excited about she reads truth and the journey to grow in God’s word with other women who desire
    a closer walk with the Lord. This is my first time in this type of devotional. I know it was not by accident that I came upon this. Thank you Flo Jo for sharing your Pastor’s message. on 4 Reflections for the new year. God has blessed me in so many ways all my 70 years of life. I desire to be in His will for my precious family,and friends and to meet new friends with this group of wonderful sisters. God bless you all.

  • jilliebeen2003

    Hi ladies! I came across this site today, so I'm a few days late, but I'm catching up! I renewed my relationship with Jesus Christ last year after a long time far away from Him. For the past few months, I've been wanting to read the Bible daily, but never really knew how to go about it or what to read. My one and only New Year's resolution this year (I usually don't make them) was to start and end each day in The Word. I'm so glad I've found this site, and can't wait to go on this journey with you all! :)

  • So glad to be reminded that The Lord is doing the “getting it right” and I just have to let him . A new beginning is today not Jan 1st. Lets pray for each other on this journey. Lord lead us, bless us and enable us to rise above in Jesus’ name Amen!

  • Praise God! Looking forward to this fresh start.

  • Deborah Poe

    I am so excited to begin this study and learn from the lesson as well as other sisters in Christ. I am in a transformation process right now and looking to getting mind renewed !!

  • Shawniie

    Thank You Jesus!
    Your unfailing Love, everlasting mercy, and your grace keeps me going!

  • I’ve just started this reading plan today and am SO excited to get into His word, listen to His messages and meet new people as we read together (I’m a few behind, but better late then never right?)

  • It is almost 4am where I live and I just couldn’t fall asleep after having an amazing talk with my bf about God, judgment, and revenge! I have never been the girl to make wise choices but I try. The last four month have been hard but livable! I have been casted out of my friends, some of my friends life and the church I was trying to make my mark in! I moved awhile back and I just know there is a fresh start here for but I need to draw near to God to make and to gain wisdom! My New Years resolution was to become the wise girl and I know that this will be the start of that!!:))

  • I struggle so much in finding how the bible relates to God writing me a personal story. Thank you for the encouragement ladies.

  • I am truly needing this. im excited about growing closer to God and figuring out my purpose.

  • I need a fresh start in my life, and I'm thankful for this study and its focus of hope!

  • Hello,

    I have been praying to God to help me be a better me and to become a better follower in Him.To be renewed and the woman im meant to be . I have goals and dreams I have been yearning for my whole life but never fully succeeded since I didnt let God be in control of them. Ive learned HARD lessons and He still was patient with me. This year i do believe that God is going to make a way! He will change our lives!!!! We will NEVER. EVER be the same again!!!!

  • this is just beautiful he created each one of us knowing that we would be the ones who nailed him to that tree but he still created us out of love and knowing that we could be made new. its an amazing love story.

  • I have no doubt in my mind that God is a compassionate father. He is full of love and he wants to give me a fresh start regardless of the mistakes I have made in life. His grace will turn around every negative circumstances in my life for good because He is God of a second chance. I feel peace within my soul at the thought of this, and a sense of not being alone anymore. God has got my back.

  • Hi all. I feel like I’m ready for a fresh start but letting go and allowing the Holy Spirit to use me has always been my downfall. I guess I have a little bit of a control issue. I hope this reading plan speaks to me to relax my grip and truly trust in God for guidance.

  • I am glad that I found this site and have started this plan. I have been without a church home for a few years (moved to a new area) and have not been a part of a group who studies the word for a while now – I am hoping that I will have the determination to get back in the word and to learn about new starts together.

  • I loved this portion in today’s devotional content:

    There is one Author and there is one Story. And the all-knowing Author knew how the story would end, even as he penned the seas and swarmed them with living creatures, and as He breathed life into the man whose sin would one day nail Him to a tree.

  • Joydana25

    I am struggling with a particular kind of sin. No matter how many times I try, I keep faltering. This year I'm going to let God take care of it. I can't overcome this on my own. I am beginning afresh, but this time with God in control. Praise the Lord for His grace and mercy that are new every morning. I thank Him for new beginnings.

  • Christina

    Looking forward to this GREAT study! I pray we all seek God's will in our lives as we read His word!

  • ematrest

    I too am grateful for a fresh start.

  • I’m thankful to begin s fresh start, learning to trust God and release any control I think I have of others or daily events.

  • Happy New Year to all my sisters in Christ from Australia! I am so pleased to have come across this devotion on You Version and more so reading the responses on here. It’s amazing how God works in each and every one of us and how we can share the same readings, reflect and encourage one another. May you all be blessed and come to know God’s perfect will for your lives. In do doing this may all praise, honour and glory go to the one who loves us the most!

  • I am very excited to begin this new year with a new focus – my walk with Jesus and our relationship together! I pray that we all find new insight and wisdom/understanding from the Holy Spirit, so we can better discern His Plan for our lives! God Bless and Happy New Year!!!

  • I was drawn to the Fresh Start. I wanted a devotional that was geared towards the New Year.

  • snipsnsnaps

    Great idea! Great plan! I'm very excited to be a part of this new start, I'm ready for this change! Thanks be to God for He is AWESOME!

  • Restore me Lord. I am broken and have fallen away from you. Heal my wayward soul. Give me the strength to get through each moment. I need you for I am nothing without you.

  • Philippa

    I am thanking GOD for my new start as i have had a dramatic start to the year! I know GOD is here with me and he will guide me.

  • SummerBreeze84

    I often wondered why GOD would make such a perfect world and allow it to be destroyed by sin. However, after reading the introduction to this plan, I now see that it was all a part of the process of me really getting to know HIM. In order for me to know HIS greatness, I had to also know the sinfulness of the world. In order for me to know what an AMAZING GOD HE is, I had to understand HIS faithfulness to me even to the point of death. GLORY HALLELUJAH! What a MIGHTY GOD we serve. Thank you JESUS for allowing your people another day, week, month, year to get closer to you… To get to know you on a more intimate level. Please forgive me for unintentionally taking YOU for granted. Know that my heart has always belonged to YOU and will forever belong to YOU.


    Hi Ladies!

    So I am loving the fresh start God is giving me. I've been praying for my promises from God for a while and they started coming to fruition. I'm a very happy and blessed girl. I pray that all you ladies get a wonderful fresh start too. God makes everything new and has so much love for us!

  • BRoseTaylor

    I am needing a fresh start in many areas. I have to get back to the real me. The person that God designed me to be not this person I am now. John 16:33 tell us that we will experience tribulation in this world and I had my share last year. I don’t even recognize myself anymore. Im seeking a fresh start to recapture who I am and my happiness.

  • So happy to be starting this in a new year. With as scary and crazy as this world is right now, not knowing what the future holds for it, it’s nice to know that God is there, giving us a new start and a new day every morning!

  • Michelle

    Thank you.

  • What a great way to start the year and a new bible study with the beginning of all creation! A statement in the introduction was so profound…”God knew how everything was going to turn out and He went ahead and created it anyway.” Because of His love for us and His desire to commune with us, He puts up with us.

  • I am so excited about this new thing!!!!! I know He will be faithful to complete it!!!

  • A day later & I add a comment! :-) Happy New Years ladies!!! What a honor to be a part of a community of ladies as we begin our fresh start ” new year ” with God the Alpha & omega!!
    I know I will have to endure many up’s & down’s over the course of the year but since I’ve welcomed God into my life I know that it’s all out of love & strengthing me to become a better person. What a blessing to be a part if this devotional :-)

  • God makes all things new kuz He is the creator of man and woman food and water seas and trees and animals the night and the day. GOD said let there be light and it was. God is all knowing! He came to make a better life a better way a better future

  • Harmonyrayne

    Every year I resolve to do things differently. And every year I fail to a certain extent. I truly believe it's because I am the one who does all the trying! I don't lift it up to jesus. I'm excited to go on this journey!

  • Taineshia

    I am glad I found this… I need a fresh start and to grow even closer with The Lord

  • I am so excited to be starting this devotion and getting connected to a group of women who pursue Jesus! I am about to celebrate my 1 yr birthday of my new life in Christ and am blessed to be studying His word with yall!

  • sharresejcunningham

    This is great! I was thinking for the new year that I didn’t want to set myself up with resolutions. Creation, new creation, restoration…..God got it I’m pleased to say and ima trust Him as He do what is to be done. Thank you Lord!

  • Happy new year from Kenya!

    I’m glad I bumped into this devotion! This is excatly what I need! And for those who have had a nasty 2012, start the new year on a positive note. I know bad memories will come to haunt you, but don’t give in! Take it one hour at a time and you will get through.

    I know two healers, Jesus and time! Hang in there, the healing process is painful but you will come out stronger!

    Let’s support each other in prayer ladies!

    Baraka! (blessings in Swahili )

  • Wow, God is so good. 2012 has been one of the hardest years of my life, and just yesterday I wrote in my journal that I feel dried up and my hope and faith are waning. Please God, refresh me, revive me. Breathe into my dry bones and renew my strength.

  • Excited about a fresh start! Happy new year

  • rebecca dunham

    Happy new year ladies, as i read this today i looked at my situation and that i am embarking on a fresh start in my life. My new walk with GOD, trying to find a job, getting healthy so that i can get my shunt removed so that hopefully i can stop being in pain all the time(god willing) and stepping on on a leap of faith and making a new life for me and my daughter so that we both can lead a godly life…i pray that each and everyone gets as much from this study as i believe i will…I believe god put this in my life at a perfect time.

  • ErikaRose

    I’m excited to start this plan. Thank you for creating it and offering it to us all.

  • Corrine Washington

    God has been showing me and teaching me about his likeness, being like him ,God is Love, he has been revealing it was compassion that led him to the cross. If we want to be like Jesus we have to show love no matter what!!!!! He laid down his life for a friend, me and you, that we might live. This study today is yet another confirmation. Praise God, for a new life!!!

  • Tsalached

    Happy New Year! From Kingston Jamaica. I just came across this plan and happy it's a group journey. May the Spirit of The Lord be with us on this journey giving us grace to finish what we have started. See you at the end ladies!

    Keep blessed

  • Courtney

    God is a great and loving God. My life is all about a fresh start right now. Praying for rejuvenation and mindfulness that God is in control. I’m trying to readjust my focus so that my plans are truly God’s will; no more of me making His plans fit into what I think is best.

  • I’m excited about this journey with you all! I am a Pastor’s wife for 12 years now. I’m really wanting a renewing in my spirit and devotion to Gods word. I’m excited about the accountability I feel by joining this group! God bless you all this New Year!

  • Especially loved the part about God’s creation being a process. So easy to forget when life gets tough. He could have skipped ahead but chose not to because of His process. And all because He loves us. That’s good stuff.

  • rocknitat55

    Excited about the journey

  • I stumbled upon this devotional this morning, and I’m sure that it was not by coincidence. I feel that this devotional found me. Although this is a new year, I’m still the old me. Trying hard to leave the old ways and completely walk with The Lord…. It is a challenge. But a challenge that I’m willing to take. For I know the promises that He has made for my life. Everyone began to have a blessed year and a new beginning.

  • I am so ready for a fresh start and to place my heart in His hands!

  • I am so thankful for this devotional. I am in the U.S. and it is exciting that women around the world can dine together in scripture. What an awesome way to begin an awesome year. When we acknowledge that God is our source/creator it gives us the assurance that He can handle every new day! God bless you all!

  • Greetings in our Glorious Lord, sisters! What a sweet “fresh start” this has been! Fore, reading this passage reminded me of how lovingly God designed and how carefully He crafted His creation – us. I’ve been guilty of late of calling myself a loser, but God did not make a mistake when He created me thus! Heead me to also read Psalm 51 this morning – another kind of fresh start. I asked Him to create in me a clean heart and renew a RIGHT spirit in me. Praise Him!

  • Yetti-Writes

    So… I'm kind of sort of new to this. Never really been religious, but I am trying to find my way there. I just happened to stumble upon this website, and it's actually giving me hope that I just may get there (in the religious aspect). I'll be following along, and asking questions here and there. Hopefully no one minds…

  • Each day is a brand new day and a fresh start. Yesterday is gone and we should live each day without thought of tomorrow. I thank God for this insight and guidance through His Word. Everyday is a new beginning and and opportunity to draw closer to Him. Our God is an awesome God. May God’s richest blessings be yours in this New Year ladies. Thank you for this site.

  • Amen

  • So excited to start this :)

  • Lani Cook

    HAPPY NEW YEAR LADIES from HAWAII! Its been a long time since Ive done a devo or even read Gods word and prayed for that matter. Ive lagged over the few years and let my relationship with God suffer and fade; due to hurtful and painful circumstances. My heart has become hardened and cold. This devo just caught my heart and attention so I knew God had led me to it. I need this fresh new start and Im willing and committed to letting God change me from the inside out! And hopefully by the end of this devo plan, I will be inspired to continue walking in Gods word and also reignite the flame and passion I once had for God!! Im so grateful that I can confide in other sisters in Christ for prayer and support! God bless you all and looking forward to a brand new 2013!!

    • Katie

      I am in that same season; feeling very hard and cold. You are not alone! I am praying for you today!

  • I have been yearning for a FRESH START with God for quite sometime and I happen to stumble upon a post on Instagram about this movement. For I know nothing happens by happenstance. It was already WRITTEN for me to see this to help guide and usher me back into his presence. Thank God for you ladies being led by the Spirit of God and I look forward to the renewing of my mind as I endeavour my Fresh Start!! God Bless

  • gracelovesiggy

    "But why? It may seem trite to say, but the answer is love. He made the world perfect knowing that it would become imperfect and that He would make it new again. And hard as it may be to believe, He did it for the process. God had the power to skip right to the end, or to never create the world to begin with. But he did create it, and he did it to show Himself to us, that we might know Him. That we might know the breadth and length and height and depth of his love for us (Eph 3:18); that we might experience His grace."

    This was beautiful.

  • As for me it's a new dawn and a fresh start. That's why I know that this devotional is for me.

  • I’m so glad to join you ladies. I’m truly believing in the newness of 2013. Begging at the beginning with Genesis 1 and being reminded whose I am was awesome. Please pray for my family and me. We have tremendous financial issues and I’m trusting that if I can just focus on God……. he will make my path straight and through him we will have all that we need.

  • Mrs. Authement

    I love how true these words ring for my life.

  • Happy New Year to al of you. Im excited about this new journey and fresh start with God and all of you. I need a refreshing to rekindle my fire and passion for the word of God. Im looking forward to this.

  • Michelle

    Love being able to “start over”. Praise God we get to start fresh daily! One of my favs to share with today’s: Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. (Psalm 51:10-12 NIV)

  • Caroline

    I loved this devotion! I’m flabbergasted that even though God knew the end, that He knew that our sin was going to put His Son on that cross, He still created us. It never struck me that way before now and I’m just so amazed! What a great God we serve!! He’s willing to undergo pain for us so that we might know His huge love for us!!

  • Kendolyn

    Happy new year everyone! I too found this devotional on Youversion and I’m so glad I did! I never thought that God knew exactly what would happen to this beautiful world when He created and He still created it anyway. That is so awesome and amazing! I thank Him for all of the chances that He has given and is still giving to me! I hope to develop a closer relationship with Him as this year progresses!

  • Happy fresh starts to all, may God bless and guide us with His Holy Spirit as we begin this new year in His word. My prayer is for revelation of His truth to all. God bless"

  • I’m excited for New Beginning/Fresh Start. God said “He will give us beauty for our ashes”.

  • ch0senvessel

    I'm really excited about this devotional. I pray that we all receive a fresh start in God as we read His word and spend time with Him.

  • What a beautiful picture of grace in the midst of such brokenness. This really resonated with me. Looking forward to the new he is creating for us, and so humbled and thankful for his awesome power to make things new even out of nothing whether it be the empty universe or the empty heart. Love you Lord!

  • Cyr iosity

    His mercies are NEW every morning and GREAT is His faithfulness! I was so encouraged by that this morning – happy new year from Connecticut. I’m excited to start this 19 day study with you all!

  • Came across this reading plan and I am excited to Start Fresh…I need this new beginning in Christ!!

  • Praise the Lord for a new day and a new year. I look forward to spending time in the Word with you and experiencing God’s transforming power in our lives. This is my first “She Reads Truth” study and I’m excited to touch the throne of grace with all of you. What a joy to see so many women loving the Lord and seeking his presence in their lives. May God bless each of you as you walk with Him this year!

  • Katie D.

    Thrilled to be joining! I’ve done a couple She Reads Truth studies, but have kept my participation limited to ig. I’m going to try and participate on the blog more!

  • Suzanne Birk

    Looking forward to studying and connecting with everyone.

  • Sarah Longing

    Happy New Year girls. I am so thankful that 2013 is not a big vast void expanse like it was before creation. He has plans for us! He has learning for us, serving for us, growing for us. He is creating even now and I'm excited for the fresh start that He's prepared for us.

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! GOD is good all the time I thank him for a fresh start. He is my begining and my end, he’s so faithful, Mercyful, loving and kind I love JESUS with everything in me im so excited about my NEW BEGININGS !!!!

  • It is no coincidence that I downloaded the YouVersion Bible app today. I found you via the Hormonal Imbalance blog, and know that only God could have led me here. I just finished my battle with breast cancer, and am ready for A Fresh Start!

  • Aneva jones

    This was very enlightening, like a breath of fresh.air, a great way to start my year off! I want to grow more in the word of God and to associate myself with people that desire the same. :-)

  • It's not a coincidence that my husband downloaded the YouVersion app today. Nor is it that I already had the app, but haven't used it in several months. Through my husband God called me back to his word, to spend time with him daily. This seems like a great opportunity to study the word with other women around the world and to find accountability. I look forward to see what God has in store.

  • So excited for this plan and starting the year off right spiritually.

    I couldn't help but think of this upcoming year like the first day…a "formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss". It's scary, exciting, foreboding, invigorating. A fresh start, a new beginning, a chance to make the most and also fail completely. No matter the perils and joys I am looking forward to the experience; knowing God is with me and has a plan for me brings me comfort.

  • Madeline @ Food, Fitness, and Family

    I think that this plan is perfect for the beginning of 2013. When God created the world he saw it was good. Would He think the same thing today? Luckily He loves and embraces us with all our imperfections. I feel like that with the New Year we should strive to make sure our piece of the world is indeed good and God would still agree. We can all use a "Fresh Start" and luckily our loving God allows us to have one :)

  • I came across this website a few nights ago when I desperately searching for God. I am a believer, but after years of unspeakable abuse and trauma I feel so broken and empty. Despite how I feel, I know God wants to restore my life and I am not ready to give up yet! I am really hoping that this could be a fresh start for me.

  • The beauty of this online study is that not only are truths of God's word revealed but the insights from others comments so speak to the heart!

  • I am looking forward to this…thanks!

  • Veronica

    Good evening ladies! This is my first plan here, and I am looking forward to each and every day! How blessed we are to have such an awesome God! I have committed to open my heart further to God and his will for me. Happy New Year to all:-)

  • Debbie Alexander

    thank u xxx

  • I am looking forward to a fresh start this year with God

  • Teach0306

    This study is a great way to get to a new start. God is incredible and I can see in this first chapter of Genesis that nothing he does is done without careful thought. The love he has for us can't be measured. Why else would he put such care into the world he created for us

  • mazmagi54

    Happy New year from Mexico!

    I am so thankful for you ladies and this ministry! I could not wait for this day to START it out right and NEW with you. I am new to this study but not YouVersion Reading Plans and/or God's Truth. So glad I'm reading along with you. You are on my Bookmarks bar and I shared you in my New Year plan post on one of my Blogs! Plus I put a button of you on the side.

    Such a refreshing Word today on newness from the beginning to the end. I love the coverage and your writing. Looking forward to this journey with you all. Looking for more of His thoughts and His ways in me in 2013! Seeking His peace (no matter what happens)… thank you all. Have a blessed 2013!

    Peggy (mazmagi) I noticed that there was another Peggy

    PS The YouVersion plan says 19 days. But you do this all year, right? That's just for a "Fresh Start", right? I don't do Facebook but is that where you do most of the conversation? Please let me know so I can perhaps read along if nothing else. Thanks!

    • claire

      Yep fresh start plan is 19 days but it will be followed by another study! I don’t kbow about a facebook page I think most of the discussion happens right here in the comments!

  • "Will you rest in the hope that He will restore creation – that He will restore you? The newness came and it was glorious, and it is coming again!"

    I am in need of restoration. So glad to have found this study.

  • I am curious to see what will unfold throughout this journey. I just pray that in the end God will have revealed himself like never before. May you all receive what you do desire from this experience. God bless.

  • Love the new plan. A new year always brings me new motivation and hope.
    Genesis 1:3 stuck out to me today:
    —- "And God said, Let there be light: and there was light."
    It quickly came to my mind that (obviously) God has all the power to create, but more specifically he can create light and good in me if I let him. Those words are so comforting and powerful. I love my creator and am grateful.

  • 12PointType

    Hello, ladies! Starting fresh in Plano, Texas and so glad to be with so many from all over the world. What a good word to start with this morning, and a wonderful reminder that it is all good. The challenges of 2012 were part of the journey to get to this place. In many ways, it seemed like a lost year, but the promise that God knows the beginning and the end is a comfort. Refreshing to be covered in His word. I pray 2013 will be a blessing to us all.

  • Stephanie Ring

    Happy New Year! I’m so excited for this devotional! It already made me think! God created the very trees that would become his cross…even as he knew what would happen.

  • God created, he spoke and it came into being and it was "good" . God's word never returns empty, it always accomplishes the task. He promised us life eternal if we accept Him, we just have to grasp it with both hands and hold on. Can we see the "good" in our surroundings, we are made in His image so we must look for it in others. 2013 is a 'good' time to start. Thank you ladies for opening the eyes of my heart to other women who desire to follow an awesome God.

  • Ty Collins

    Glad to get a fresh start this year. lets encourage other women as we start this journey.

  • Natalie_smiles

    Fresh start, new year, I'm so excited and looking forward to what God has in store for us in 2013. Encouraged, may God pour out his blessings and love on you all. Xx

  • Hi everyone! I am brand new to She Reads Truth and am excited to start the "Fresh Start" devotional today. I have one question though… on the app, is there going to be a new devotional content added each day along with the scripture, and if so should I read the devotional content or scripture first?

  • Jaimejanae

    Confirmation and affirmation flows through your comments. Everything happens for a reason. Before I discovered this plan, I wrote down Jeremiah 29:11 and Lamentations 3:22,23. Let God arise and his enemy be scattered. Look above and know that the sun is always shining despite what's happening on earth (Joel Osteen).

  • I'm so thankful for a Fresh Start!! An opportunity to leave the past where it is, and look forward to a future filled with the presence of my King. While I was reading Genesis in my study bible it had a note that said "Criticizing or downgrading ourselves is criticizing what God has made the abilities he has given us." WOW. I need to remember my worth, because God created me I am valuable, I have a purpose. I'm so excited for 2013 and the opportunity to spend time reading God's Word with you ladies. Blessings to you all and Happy New Year!!

  • Charmaine

    I stumbled across this’s devotional today and am excited! I have been struggling this year year in my prayer life. My little friend, Julia(8), is dying of Cancer. And I am finding it really hard to pray. We have been praying for God to heal her. He healed another little girl, but not our Julia. And now we struggle. However, we know that We see only in part and He knows the Whole! I just want to be able to talk to Him again and I hope this Fresh Start will help.

  • Jessie Glass

    I’m not only blessed by this devotional, but also by the fact that women all around the world are striving after the same thing as me – to grow closer with God and to glorify him in all I do. That’s such an amazing thing.

    I can’t count the number of times I’ve needed to be renewed. It’s far too easy to let sin creep in and bog me down. He knew exactly who I’d be, and how many times I’d fail, when He created this world, yet He created it anyways. The same God who created the galaxies, knows my inner most being, and continues to pick me up everytime I fall. It’s humbling.

    I pray by the end of this we all have renewed eyes, and can give God the praise and glory He’s due.

  • We are never too far away to turn around and draw near to our creator .

  • Greta Sutherland

    As a Creative I have realized over the years that the *process* is what is most exciting to me when beginning a new project. The dreaming and planning and excitement of seeing it come together, piece by piece. How cool to think of myself as a project God dreamt up then continues to feel excitement and anticipation for as He watches me develop, piece by piece; figuring out what ‘mediums’ work best and which ones are not as successful.

    “He made the world perfect knowing that it would become imperfect and that He would make it new again. And hard as it may be to believe, He did it for the process.”

    Thank you for this visual reminder…

  • I am moved by how many of us want/need a fresh start…Martin Luther the reformer calls Jesus our Fresh Start! I look forward to taking His hand and walking into His fresh start for me.

  • Aloha from Hawaii! It is just morning here. Am excited to share a study with sisters around the world! Blessings to you all for 2013.

  • Tara salamone

    Greetings from hilton, ny! So happy to have found this devotion. I look forward to my own spiritual growth this year, while watching others do the same! Blessings to you all-

  • Hello Ladies! I was looking for a new devotional to begin and I found this! Looking forward to it! Amen

  • Happy New Year all! Excited to start this journey with everyone!

    In our reading today, verses 26-28 stand out to me. He gave us authority over things on earth. That is nothing to take lightly – there is much responsibility in the assignment! I'm pondering how I'm using the authority He has given in my life – am I being a good steward of what He's entrusted me with, my time, my talents, my relationships? If I'm honest, the answer is "sort of", on a good day. Let's re-commit to honoring Him in our lives and all that's He's entrusted us with!

  • gaywanna

    This is a fresh start for me. And I'm looking forward for change.

  • Happy New Year ladies! Excited to start this fresh start with you all. How amazing it is to know just as the devotional said that He knows the beginning and end and still went through it all because of the process and how He wants us to know Him. I’m glad to be going through this process with you all. I’m so grateful for His love!

  • Michele K

    So thankful for a community of sisters…so thankful for fresh starts! Our God is SO big, SO good. Praise Him!

  • Stephanie

    Thank you for making this fresh start plan available. I started plans last year, but lacked a group that I could be accountable to. I praise God for each and every one of you. May He richly bless our bodies, hearts and minds as we begin again.

  • Fresh starts can begin at any time ladies! The new year is an amazing time to begin as well! He made us in His image for a reason. He wanted us to uphold His world through all its imperfections and allow Him to work through all of us to make it His way again! This day and every day forward will always be about and for Him and I am so so excited to share that with you ladies! Blessings today and everyday!

  • Ellen MR

    This study is perfectly timed for me, a new believer being made new thru Him! Talk about a fresh start for a New Year! And to be learning His word with women from around the world- wow!! I feel connected to others in a way I never have before. I’m in Minneapolis, Minnesota and love that SRT is read by women all across the globe that want to be made new and brought closer to Him!! Blessings to all of you, my Sisters in Almighty Christ!

  • Thanking God for a fresh start for this community!

  • Happy 2013 ladies!!! I am excited about this new year… because I feel the blesses of God on my life for 2013 is going to be one amazing journey! Seeing my relationship evolving with Christ…and going deeper then i ever have is just exciting and itself! Ready to enjoy this adventure!!!! Be blessed everyone!

  • I’m very happy I was lead to this reading on Jan 1st, 2013. This new journey Gods taking me through will be that much easier with the passages from this plan. I encourage all women reading these not to give up & count it all joy when things don’t go your way God is on the throne and in control.

  • becky jo

    SO excited for this! He truly makes all things NEW! Praise Him!

  • Happy New Year ladies! I am so excited to join this devotional-something new for me as I’ve recently reclaimed my faith in God. So it’s all about new beginnings, and I’m hungry to learn. Todays message touched me to my core-I’ve heard Gen.1 forever, but to realize that God knew the outcome…& still proclaimed it good-AMAZING. His love is limitless and glorious!

  • After taking a walk through hell in 2012 I feel God has blessed me abundantly to become new and to become closer to him!! Even while I was walking in hell I knew God was always with me!! I praise God for this year!! This is not my year but I give this year to God and I will continually praise his name!!! Be blessed this year my sisters in Christ!!!

  • Ellen MR

    Brittany you now have a whole bunch of prayers from not only myself, but also from a lot of caring Christian women!! We’re behind you and Christ is with you! All things can and WILL be made new- if I can be made new, then you can too! How amazing is that??
    Praying you find peace and HOPE in His word today and everyday. He loves you!!

  • Hello! I started the Fresh Start devos a few days ago after stumbling across them on my YouVersion app. Loving it, thank you so much! Also just wanted to mention that none of the links seem to work – I've tried sharing this with friends and the links always say something went wrong.
    Happy New Year!!

    • claire

      They won’t work until the page is posted- so if you are ahead the link doesn’t have anywhere to go. Try day 1 &2 link now and it will work…x

  • Happy New Year ladies! So happy to share in another devotional with you all! What a wonderful way to begin 2013 in reading the first chapter of the first book of the Bible. 2 lessons I get from this text: God's love is outstanding! Perfect, intimate and amazing. He formed the earth, seas, sun, moon, etc years and years ago for us to continue to enjoy and appreciate in 2013. Also, God spoke all of these things into exisistence. Theres power in what we speak, the things that we say. One of my resolutions is to be cognizant of the things I speak ovr myself and others.

  • My first group and devotional with a group. Can't wait to be a part and share! This past year has been full of exciting changes in my walk with Jesus!

  • I want to say Happy New Years ladies! This is my first time in this group so I’m so excited to be here. I would like to also say I’m looking forward to having a fresher start and renewed mind because I at rimes would be a bit too moody at my hubby or yell at my son for things that irritate me. This year I want God to continue to keep my mind renewed and trust more on Him, stay stronger and Holy Spirit filled so I no longer act like this. The joy of the lord IS my strength! I know His joy will keep me. God bless!

  • Happy New Year ladies! I am really excited to see so many ladies earnestly desiring to draw closer to our Lord and saviour in this New Year. It’s my prayer that as we plug in to him we will experience more of his presence in our lives. I find it very encouraging to know that am not alone. God bless you all!

  • This is my first devotional where I am able to read along and share with woman of God of what He is showing me. I feel truly blessed to have started this, Happy New Years Ladies, I am excited to see what God will reveal to me through His word.

  • I too “stumbled” upon this reading plan. I know it was meant for me to join as God has been telling me for months He is doing a new thing in me, I’m so excited about my relationship with God and that He loves me enough to give me fresh starts, thank you Jesus, looking forward to this journey with you all!

  • NacoleRose

    I was looking through the plans on my you version bible app, needing a new plan for the new year. I love The Lord and my main New Years "resolution" this year is to just focus in on Him and not let all the distractions of everyday life get in the way. 2012 was a rough year and I got lost along away but I know that I need God to get my life back in order. So anyways looking through the plans I saw this, fresh start. I knew its exactly what I needed. I can't wait tot dive into all of the stories and fresh starts that the word of God has in store!

  • josie bea

    Hello from Nebraska! first time joining this devo and I’m excited. beautifully written. Excited to dig deeper and to get a better understanding of what it means to be a new creation in Christ!
    Happy new year!

  • I’m ready for a new and fresh start but I’m going to try to be a better me everyday, I make no promises that I can not keep, I don’t know what this year is going to bring, I’ll just face every trial and task that comes my way.

  • Brittany

    I’m lost. Scared. Hurt. Broken hearted. In need of a new start! I’m tired of crying. Hurting. Depression. I want to fall in love with Jesus! I want my soul to be whole. I want peace.

    • Ingrid

      Jesus said fear not for i am with you always Brittany he said i have come to heal the broken hear ted , he can heal yours.( MATTHEW 11: 28-30. Come to me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and i will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me for i am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light). I will be praying for you. God bless.

    • Nance

      Say Thank you, Jesus for your peaceful presence and whisper his name lovingly all day long.
      This prayer has brought me so much peace.

    • Wendy

      Praying for you Brittany that you may feel his awesome love and double portion of peace right now!! God is the healer of the broke hearted. (Psalm 147:3) Scripture says so and I personally experienced it last year :) he is so good! Lord please draw close to Brittany right now Lord, shelter her under your might wings where she may find rest. Who has she in heaven but you! There is none that desires her more than you do lord. Though her flesh and heart may fail, show her that YOU are her STRENGTH of her heart and her portion forever. (Psalm 73:25-26). In Jesus name, Amen.

  • Natasha Thomas

    I’m looking forward to diving deep into God’s word with you ladies! This fresh start is the beginning of a beautiful 2013 for me:) Learning to really live for him and fall more in love daily! Thanks you Father for your love!

  • Excited to start this and stay with it. So good to know that even though I blow it almost every second HE is faithful and loves me through it all. He is a loving Father with his hand in mine trying to guide me but sometimes I pull away and when He calls me back and I come (in my own time unfortunately) he is there with an open hand to grasp mine again lovingly. Please pray for me to not be distracted and stick with this as I will pray for all of you. Happy New Year everyone!

  • I’ve been struggling with getting back into a daily plan. I think this is just what I need. A fresh start with accountability. :)

  • Looking forward to this study and hope to connect with some people as I go through it. I think what I love most about today's reading is simply the idea that God will restore me and that I can rest in him. As a single working mother, I often feel that everything is up to me and my responsibility – the burden can be heavy. I forget to "give it to God" way too much and its something I struggle with doing. This is something I want to focus on – resting in God, giving my worries to God and asking him for help and guidance through daily prayer and study.

  • I always feel so guilty about fresh starts… Instead of allowing myself to feel excited and motivated about a new beginning, i feel discouraged that i've needed ANOTHER new start. But, today, God showed me that He is a God of fresh starts. Thinking back over The Story, i saw it today, not as cycles of failure, but as a lot of second chances and Hope renewed.

    • Wendy

      I felt exactly the same Shanna! Thought I was going crazy when I woke up feeling miserable this morning. I mess up so much. Discouraged that even as day one of the new year draws to an end I know I have stumbled. But reading this made me think. Wow, God just speaks and it it is done! (And i know he can do the same in our lives/situations) He loves all that he has created. That means he loves me. No more or no less. I am soooo relived that this time round I am going to stop trying to make me right myself and just try and be obedient and follow Christ and let him do the polishing up! That makes my tummy giddy!!

      • Brandie

        Same here. But what u said really changed my view on fresh starts. Instead of being discouraged i can thank God for a fresh start!

  • BeccaBostick

    I am so ready to see what god has planned for me in this new year and I know he is the key to a new start and he is the way to achieving my goals for his glories

  • Wow, wow wow! What a perspective on the creation story! I was reading this earlier with my husband when starting our new Bible plan for the year, and I kept thinking, hisWhat can I get out of this today?” Now I know. He called it good, even though it had to be fixed! You know, even though I know there are parts of me that need to be fixed, God still calls me good. This just occurred to me. Wow! Thank you! And thank You, God!

  • I do need God to create a new me on 2013 because the 2012 version of me was not very pleasant to be around. My first change has to be that I be able to leave the past where it belongs, in the past.

  • Great scripture to start the new year and what a beautifully written devotional to go with it. As God is working in me at this moment, I am so excited, thrilled, thankful, humbled etc. by God’s redeeming and restorative love for me (a sinful, selfish, jealous, prideful being)! Thank you Father for this community of women seeking to be changed by the Author & Creator of this universe. My heart is overjoyed!

  • I am so happy I found this devotion. My Desiree for 2013 is to draw closer to God and allow him to order my steps. I know that his love is unwavering and as long as I allow my spirit man to guide me, everything will work out for my good. Happy New Year and look forward to growing and learning with all of you.

  • As I read the devotional content and Genesis 1 this morning, I am struck by the underpinning of God’s goodness. In everything that He created, He saw that it was good! Including the creation of us!. He gave us everything we need, so that at our core we are good people.

    Today I’m taking away the message that as He created everything in goodness, day by day, we can also begin each day with a renewed freshness in our relationship with Him, and in how He acts through us to spread and maintain his goodwill.

  • Browsing new plans and was excited to see this, as I just tweeted and posted on Facebook that it is a new 365! Blessed!

  • Happy New Year Ladies! What a wonderful way to begin..with the reminder that God grants us Grace and fresh beginnings EVERYDAY and not just every year :). I’m not familiar with Jeremiah or Lamentations so even the beginning scripture was fresh! Also I’m super excited to be sharing this fresh (how many times can I use that word in my first post haha) journey with you gals!

  • Trisha Yvonne

    I’m starting this new devotional and sat far I really good about it. Please pray for me as I start over in my walk with God. For years I didn’t turn to him because of past situations. But now I’m comfortable to let him come in and change all that. Please pray that I can move on with my walk with him, and start new.

    Thank you :)

    • Nance

      I pray for you. May The Lord bless you and keep you. May The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. May he lift his countenance upon you and give you peace. Thank Jesus for his peaceful presence no matter how you are feeling. This prayer will change you!

  • Hello. I have heard about She Reads Truth for quite some time now. I woke up this morning and felt like I wanted to feel completely renewed and inspired, but I wasn't, and then someone posted this post and I knew it was time to join in with this community. I am hoping to grow my relationship with him this year and I look forward to joining all of you in your journeys.

  • I had never thought of God knowing how he wanted his ending to be at the start. It makes so much sense and really puts into perspective how deeply he loved us from the very beginning.

  • Bobbie Fawcett

    So glad I found this study. I am so needing not only the devotion but some feedback and insight from other women. My goal this year is simply to love the Father more and serve him as he deserves to be served. I am so thankful for fresh starts. Even every minute or hour can be a fresh start. Our God is so full of grace and mercy he gives us new minutes and hours. Excited to take this journey with you all.

  • Happy new year, ladies. So glad to begin a new journey together!

    Yes, let's focus on and celebrate His wonderful Love! But appreciate it more fully as we see His ultimate purpose in all He has done: His Glory. Following is a quote from a sermon by John Piper.

    After the question: "Does God exist?" to which God answers, “I Am” (Exodus 3:14), the next question that has shaped us most deeply at Bethlehem is: Why did God create the world?

    The short answer that resounds through the whole Bible like rolling thunder is: God created the world for his glory. We’ll talk in a moment what that means, but let’s establish the fact first.

  • Hi everyone! :-) Hoping everyone is enjoying their New year thus far. Im hoping to have a fresh start with god this year and I believe that I was led to this site for a reasons. Sometimes it seems that Im the only one going thru obstacles and different situations, but Im hoping to find encouragement and hope thru his word and encouragement from others. I believe this is going to be a blessed year not just for myself but others as well. Lets all keep god first and stay true to his word!

  • Patricia Ann

    I have started my prayer time each morning for the past 6 months with Jerimiah 29:11 and this message seems to fit right in for the beginning of a new start. May all of us be led by God’s direction for our lives and may we all be willing to open our hearts and follow in his will.

  • Just starting this today. I've re-discovered God and I'm starting my journey with him again. I think this is going to start me off great :)

  • lisabethjean

    Beautifully written words this morning! I needed to read that part about the Creator doing all He did for love & the process. Thanks!

  • I’m excited for this devotional- to grow closer to our Savoir as He shapes us, and to be encouraged by sisters around the world!

  • Rejoicing in His good and perfect plans for us. So very thankful for his grace, mercy, and faithfulness to make those who call upon Him, new every morning! What a blessing to find this lesson on the TRUTH of His word. Happy 2013 ladies! :)

  • LindsayMelrose

    I sit in amazement and in awe as I recount all the ways that God took time and deep consideration into each day. When broken down we see His intricate detail in every action. And why was all of this laid before us?? L O V E….He has given us everything we need on earth to 'survive'….yet we corupt this beautiful laid out plan He has for us. He knew we would, but the beauty of redemption is found through His Son Our Savior Jesus Christ, who walked the earth spotless, yet feeling ALL that we feel AND much more than we will ever comprehend. Let us start anew, springing forward with L O V E to fill us, push us, motivate us,….to change us and allow us to GROW forth into this New Year. Forgetting what is old, what is behind and pushing forward to a new life reformed by the King of Kings. Let us walk it out in HIS NAME….Amen.

  • Nannette

    Love that my YouVersion verse of the day was Lamentations 3:22,23 "The faithful love of The Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness. His mercies begin AFRESH each morning." What a wonderful way to start the New Year! Thankful for this group and these authors whom I will pray that The Lord will give wisdom to this year.

  • Krystanne

    I’m ready to starts a relationship with God this year The Lord almighty.

  • I thank God for He makes all things new.

  • As i read this and thought of how much God loves us, He could have just fast forwarded to the end. But how would we grow and know him more. I thought of my kids, how I would do anything for them, and try to protect them, but also as they get older u give them choices and freedom, because of love. It is very hard to let them go, but the best in the end. You are allowing them the hance to become amazing adults. Just like God, He wants us to make it. But is always with us! Amazing love, excited to start this journey

    • Rhonda

      I hit unlike by mistake! Your comment hit home as I am a mother of 3 and to think of my love being just a piece of the love our Lord feels for us is humbling.

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    • jazz

      I was encouraged to read that He did it for the process. It gives me hope for the trials I am experiencing now. What will God teach me, how will my relationship with Him grow through this process that I wouldn't have gotten to achieve otherwise.

  • Ellis G.

    Love this plan..and am so encouraged by all my sister’s around the globe.
    May God pour out His presence on us in 2013

  • I have followed along with these devotions for the last three and have loved them. I was a little disappointed in today's that we did not stand up for the Truth when the author said whatever the timeline was. Did I misunderstand what was meant by the author or did the author mean that it does not matter if there were actually six literal days of creation. We as Christians must stand up for the whole truth.

  • 17 Perth

    Always always love Jeremiah 29:11. So encouraged, inspired and blessed! He IS the redeemer. Loved the first day of this plan…can't wait to dive in a little deeper!

  • What beautiful words to express God’s love!… “as he penned the seas and swarmed them with living creatures, and as He breathed life into the man whose sin would one day nail Him to a tree.” While I’ve “known” this truth for many years, these words really made me stop and think about how much God loves each of us–then and now. I’m 52 and this is my first online devotional. I look forward to what our Lord has in store for us!

  • Verse 31) Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good, thank you God that when you look at us you see beyond our flaws and accepted us as we are, because you compassion fails not it is renewed every morning.

  • Happy New Years to all! I am excited to start this journey with you all. It feels good to know that I am not the only one who needs a fresh start. Open my eyes and my heart Lord that I may know Your will for my life…amen. Be blessed.

  • Praise God for all of you and for his fresh, constant mercies!

  • sorry pressed publish by mistake. wanted to say may God bless everyone and hope u have a wonderful 2013

  • hi all and happy new year. it is by God’s garce that we not only got to face another day but we got to face another year. it is true we did not stumble upon this plan by coincidence but because the Holy Spirit led it to us. i am a very broken christian.i have tried to rise up but so many situations brought me down. i really need a GREAT fresh start in my life. i hope by the end of this plan i will have that close relationship with God and the closseness i am yearning for. please pray for me. i am very week in prayer and when i do pray i feel like something is blockin my heart spiritually but by His favour it will go… Gid bless everyone

    • SummerBreeze84

      I pray that this will be a year of continued growth in the LORD for you as well as for me. And that you will begin to experience GOD's peace, providence, provision, and protection. Amen!

  • This is my first time at she reads truth and I am so excited to begin.this study!

  • Good morning Ladies! I am blessed to have seen yet another beautiful day as well as year. I am 25 & from New Jersey. I am a single mother of a beautiful daughter. I have more than enough reasons to not only want to start a journey with God but a brand & fresh one with Him too. I am excited to be walking along His path with you beautiful ladies as well. Hope we all can keep in touch and bring more to this walk too. Love you all & let’s get 2013 ready for US!!

  • Madeleine

    Happy New Year ladies! What a great God we serve. I love everyone’s comments about God’s mercy never failing. We are blessed to have a God of 2nd chances, which is key in my life for sure. He has a great plan for each of us this year – for our good. Let us welcome Him anew and walk in trust.

  • Hello from Germany and happy new year! As I read today's devotion, Genesis 1:28 (the verse telling man to be fruitful) really stuck out to me. In order to be fruitful, we need to prune unnecessary things from our lives and strive for balance. I'm excited to work with God in these areas in my life and share my imperfect progress here with you ladies.

    Let's do this 2013!

  • Autumn Dawn Leader

    As I read the account of God creating the world, I was especially struck by two things: God's Spirit hovering, ready for the Word to be spoken, ready to bring beauty and order out of chaos…in OUR lives! This is very encouraging as I begin a new year. The second thing is: God's approval. We are his creation (re-creation in Christ) and EVERYTHING He makes He calls good and approves of completely. We are accepted and acceptable in the Beloved. His tender mercies are over all His works, and He is doing a work in all of us ladies – changing us from glory to glory – as we give Him opportunity to speak into our lives; as we give time and attention to His word, we will be transformed and there will come that beauty and perfection out of chaos. His grace abounds!

    • Apryll

      God's spirit hovering really caught me as well.

      Deuteronomy 32:11 Like an eagle that rouses her chicks and hovers over her young, so he spread his wings to take them up and carried them safely to his pinions.

      Isaiah 31:5 The Lord of Heaven's Armies will hover over Jerusalem and protect it like a bird protecting it's nest.

  • Good morning. This is my 3rd plan with u ladies but my 1st comments. I have found them such a blessing and give God thanks for all of you. As I lie here in my bed in good old England (not sure if I am the only one from the UK), I reflect on my pastors message on Sunday. He explained that this is a year that we need to reflect on 4 things: how are we spending our time? How are we looking after our health – Gods temple? Who are we walking with? Lastly what is our vision for 2013? I believe in order for us to have new beginnings we need to really identify what areas to change and trust the Lord to help us. At midnight my family and I sat down and looked at what we need to change within these 4 areas. My New Years Resolutions normally do not last long but this year with this plan and Gods help I will succeed. Please keep me in your prayers.

    • Autumn Dawn Leader

      Hi there! I'm in the UK, too! So, you're not alone. :D

    • Ingrid

      I am in the UK as well sister be encourage as we all go on this journey together by God's grace.

    • Beverley

      Hey also in the UK, so excited at how God is really growing this community and connecting His daughters, from all over love you ladies

    • Jaimejanae

      Praise God!!! God asked me this morning as I began my reflection, " How will you respond"? That fits perfectly with your 4 areas of reflection. God Bless You.

    • Lawsey00

      Yep, I'm UK also :)

    • Ormaloo

      I'm in the UK too, I've been following the reading plans for a while but never commented as I thought all the ladies were in the US. It's great to hear from a fellow Brit. Your pastor sounds a spirit filled leader. I pray that through your church, your family and 'shereadstruth' you will see God's hand on your life, and be guided to fulfil all He calls you to.

    • Tracey

      Thank you so much for sharing your pastors words. What a great perspective for the new year. Just what I needed today.

    • Catherine

      UK as well. Fresh start, new beginnings – seeing the process as a path that offers both physical and spiritual benefits. Bless you

  • New years are synonymous with new beginnings and fresh starts, and whilst I have began this devotional on Jan 1 2013, I want to encourage all my sisters that Gods mercies are new each and every morning. Be blessed as we share this journey together.

    Certainly the faithful love of the Lord hasn’t ended; certainly God’s compassion isn’t through! They are renewed every morning. Great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22, 23 CEB)

    • Autumn Dawn Leader

      God encouraged me this morning with Lamentations 3:21-26, as well. Recalling His nature of unfailing mercy and love brings hope, brings expectation, for the weary and downtrodden: God is good to those who wait on Him, to those who seek Him – and that is what we are doing here with #SheReadsTruth – we are seeking Him.

  • Happy New Year Ladies! I’m excited about this “Fresh Start”…it’s no accident that I stumbled across this devotional and I promised myself to start this journey today, so here I am. God’s love is amazing and todays devotional is an example of it!

  • This blessed me. Even at the close of 2012, i had so many questions about God’s love. Im excited about learning more about His unfailing, incomprehensible love for us. Be blessed sisters!

  • How exciting to think of God planning and creating the fabulous end, even at the beginning. It truly must be for love! I pray that He will bless us with spiritual enlightenment as we embark on this new year and biblical journey.

  • I need a new start! Thank you Jesus for his grace! 2013 is going to be a great year in God! Can’t wait!!!

  • Bernadette

    I am so excited for this journey and Fresh Start. God Bless you ladies and Happy New Year!!

    • Verona

      Happy new year to you too!

      Praise God I've found this forum! I need a refreshing of His word the Holy Spirit and His love for me!!!!

      Now If it take starting a devorional to help guide me and lead me to that praise God!

      Let's encourage one another on this beautiful and awesome journewe're about to embark on with each other. Ets fall in love with Jesus all over agaïn and again and again.

  • I happened upon this study. I am needing a fresh start. It is good to know that we can begin again.

    • Joan

      Amen Sister!!!!! You are not alone!!!

    • Tiffany

      starting fresh today

    • Crystal

      I also happened upon this, this morning.. What a blessing. Looking forward to growing Spiritually through this!

    • Laura

      Me too!

    • Mary

      I am new to this study too. I've become stuck in the mud and the mire, so to speak. I know my Savior but I've stopped growing and wanting Him. I need that fire back that burned so deep within me at one point in my life.

      • Tiffany

        I am exactly where you are my sister. I woke up this morning saying that I needed a Fresh Start, and it still didn't happen. I will try again tomorrow.

    • Brook

      I am trying the fresh start as well! Good luck and God Bless

    • Shannon

      I am excited! I need a fresh start.

    • Delilah's Mommy

      Just started this study today. I'm in need of a fresh start too.

    • Phyllis

      I am starting a fresh start as well. I lost my full time job but the Lord placed a part-time job in it'splace and I thank Him for that. I'm getting ready to move to a different state where my mom, sister, and nephew are. I have to have this fresh start for that then for finding a job and thank God I already have my worship in place. This is going to be the best "Fresh Start" ever.

    • audjohn95

      I found this study this morning and it's good to know there are others who just need a fresh start too. It's good to be doing this with others as support.

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