53+ Bible Verses About Growth and Change

Shaun Connell.
Last updated
November 12, 2023

Embracing growth and change is a vital part of our Christian journey, and the Bible offers an abundance of wisdom to guide us through these transformative times. With over 56 Bible verses and 7 Christian quotes integrated into this comprehensive exploration, we aim to provide encouragement and insight every step of the way. The scriptures and quotes have been carefully selected to offer a diverse and enriching perspective on growth and change from a Christian viewpoint.

Each passage has been chosen for its relevance and impact, ensuring you receive a well-rounded understanding of what the Bible teaches about these crucial aspects of life. We aim to inspire and guide, so we encourage you to delve into each section with an open heart and a willing spirit as we explore together the transformative power of God's Word and the profound wisdom of Christian leaders.

Embracing Change

“Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”

- Isaiah 43:18-19 (NKJV)

“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”

- 2 Corinthians 3:18 (NKJV)

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

- Romans 12:2 (NKJV)

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

- 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)

“That you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.”

- Ephesians 4:22-24 (NKJV)

“Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.”

- Philippians 3:12 (NKJV)

“And have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him.”

- Colossians 3:10 (NKJV)

Trusting God in Change

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”

- Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”

- Hebrews 13:8 (NKJV)

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.”

- Psalms 55:22 (NKJV)

“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”

- 2 Corinthians 4:17 (NKJV)

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him.”

- Psalms 28:7 (NKJV)


“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

- Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV)

“The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”

- Exodus 14:14 (NKJV)

“For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’”

- Isaiah 41:13 (NKJV)

The Fruit of Spiritual Growth

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”

- Galatians 5:22-23 (NKJV)

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.”

- 2 Peter 3:18 (NKJV)

“As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby.”

- 1 Peter 2:2 (NKJV)

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”

- John 15:5 (NKJV)

“But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”

- Matthew 13:23 (NKJV)

“Being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.”

- Philippians 1:11 (NKJV)

“Therefore, bear fruits worthy of repentance.”

- Matthew 3:8 (NKJV)

The Role of Trials in Growth

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.”

- James 1:2-3 (NKJV)

“And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.”

- Romans 5:3-4 (NKJV)

“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.”

- James 1:12 (NKJV)

“But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.”

- Job 23:10 (NKJV)

“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.”

- 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NKJV)

“In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials.”

- 1 Peter 1:6 (NKJV)

Embracing Change with Faith

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”

- 2 Corinthians 5:7 (NKJV)

“Jesus said to him, ‘If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.’”

- Mark 9:23 (NKJV)

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

- Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV)

“And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”

- Matthew 21:22 (NKJV)

“So Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Have faith in God.’”

- Mark 11:22 (NKJV)

“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

- Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV)

“Then Jesus said to the woman, ‘Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.’”

- Luke 7:50 (NKJV)

Wisdom in Growth and Change

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”

- James 1:5 (NKJV)

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

- Proverbs 1:7 (NKJV)

“Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.”

- Proverbs 4:5 (NKJV)

“For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.”

- Proverbs 2:6 (NKJV)

“But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.”

- James 3:17 (NKJV)

“And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.”

- 1 Peter 1:17-19 (NKJV)

“When wisdom enters your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul, discretion will preserve you; understanding will keep you.”

- Proverbs 2:10-11 (NKJV)

The Power of God's Word in Growth

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

- 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV)

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

- Psalm 119:105 (NKJV)

“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

- Hebrews 4:12 (NKJV)

“Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.”

- John 17:17 (NKJV)

“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

- Romans 10:17 (NKJV)

“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.”

- Isaiah 40:8 (NKJV)

“But He answered and said, ‘It is written, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”’”

- Matthew 4:4 (NKJV)

Perseverance Through Trials and Growth

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.”

- James 1:2-3 (NKJV)

“And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.”

- Romans 5:3-4 (NKJV)

“But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.”

- Job 23:10 (NKJV)

“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”

- Galatians 6:9 (NKJV)

“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”

- 2 Corinthians 4:17 (NKJV)

“You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.”

- 2 Timothy 2:3 (NKJV)

“Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.”

- James 1:12 (NKJV)

Christian Quotes

“God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile.”

- Max Lucado

“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.”

- Augustine

“Christians are like the several flowers in a garden that have each of them the dew of heaven, which, being shaken with the wind, they let fall at each other’s roots, whereby they are jointly nourished, and become nourishers of each other.”

- John Bunyan


“Continuous effort, not strength nor intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.”

- C.S. Lewis

“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”

- C.S. Lewis

“God does not love us because we are valuable, but we are valuable because God loves us.”

- Martin Luther

“Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.”

- Elisabeth Elliot


Growth and change are inevitable parts of life, and the Bible offers a wealth of wisdom to guide us through these times. The scriptures teach us to embrace change with faith, trust in God's plan, and persevere through challenges, knowing they contribute to our spiritual maturity. By leaning on God's Word and His promises, we find the strength and wisdom needed to navigate the uncertainties of life.

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.”

- 2 Corinthians 4:16 (NKJV)

“Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”

- Philippians 1:6 (NKJV)

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.”

- 2 Peter 3:18 (NKJV)

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Written By:

Shaun Connell

Shaun Connell is a passionate Christian businessman and investor who lives in Texas. Shaun is a Reformed Baptist who believes that the Word of God should be used in every area of life.

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