bible verses about thankfulness - woman reading bible outdoors

8 Bible Verses About Thankfulness

Last Updated on

With Thanksgiving around the corner, thankfulness is on all of our minds. All of the extra reminders may mean that you’ve been consciously thankful each day for the blessings in your life. But a regular practice of gratitude that exists outside of this season is beneficial for our mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, appreciate good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. 

What Does the Bible Have to Say About Thankfulness? 

As an inner healing prayer ministry in Chandler, AZ, Agave Sozo is passionate about encouraging the practice of gratitude no matter what season of life you happen to find yourself in. Here are just a few Bible verses about thankfulness that may be helpful to meditate on as you work on cultivating daily gratitude. 

1. Give Thanks for God’s Love

1 Chronicles 16:34

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”

2. Give Thanks because God Sustains

Psalm 107:8-9

“Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”

3. Give Thanks in All Places

Psalm 100:4

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.”

4. Give Thanks at All Times

Colossians 3:17

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

5. Give Thanks When Times are Tough

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

6. Give Thanks When You Need Peace

Philippians 4:6-7

 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

7. Give Thanks for an Eternal Kingdom

Hebrews 12:28-29

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”

8. Give Thanks because it Glorifies God

2 Corinthians 4: 15-16

“All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”

Prayer Ministry in Chandler, AZ

At Agave Sozo, we realize that it is easier to be thankful in certain seasons. If you find yourself in a season or in circumstances that are characterized by darkness, sadness, grief or depression, we encourage you to reach out for help. Know that you can still practice gratitude in these seasons and that you may feel the benefits more than you would in a happier season of life. We pray you feel the blessings and joy of this season no matter where you find yourself in life. 


Image by hudsoncrafted from Pixabay (12/6/2019)