In the world we live in New does not last very long. You can drive a car off the lot, it depreciates. You by a new phone, the next day a better one is on the market. Babies age, clothes go in and out of style, and new is a quickly passing word.
But in Kingdom living there are two versions of New that are important.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
When I became a Christian, I became a new creation. Everything I was and did before was replaced with a new creation. When I realize this, I can let go of the past and stop letting it define my view or keeping me from taking steps to move towards my goals. I am new.
The second and more promising version of New is found in Lamentations 3:22-23 (NKJV) Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassion fail not. They are new every morning;Great is Your faithfulness.
In a world full of grudges and forgiveness, I am thankful that I get a new start with God daily. I mess up daily, but His goodness is new every morning. I can be mean, but His kindness is new every morning. I can backslide, but He is faithful every day. I can be unloving, but His love is new every morning.
These are God’s attributes. It does not give me a license to live as I want knowing that each day I get a new start. No, it challenges me to to press past my faults because He does. It challenges me to make today a stepping stone from yesterdays success, instead of having to start back over at the beginning daily.