With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it is important to prepare your heart with gratitude. The holidays can be a stressful time for many people. In the midst of the chaos, we pray that you are still able to prioritize reflecting on God's goodness.
Here are some of our favorite scriptures centered around thankfulness:
"Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations" (ESV).
1 Timothy 4:4-5
"For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer" (ESV).
"And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." (ESV).
1 Thessalonians 5:15-18
"See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you" (ESV).
"The Lord is my strength and my [impenetrable] shield;
My heart trusts [with unwavering confidence] in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,
And with my song I shall thank Him and praise Him" (AMP).
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God" (NIV).
"I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
2 I will be glad and exult in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High." (ESV).
Hopefully, the spirit of gratitude will extend far beyond this Thanksgiving holiday. Let us know your other favorite verses in a comment on Facebook! In other recent news, "Dog the Bounty Hunter" asks for prayers after giving a health update on his wife.