7 Verses To Inspire Thankfulness

November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year! The weather has finally cooled off, I’ve been making memories with my husband, families are coming together to celebrate, and everyone just seems a little bit happier. Let’s be thankful for all of these blessings God has given us.

Let these verses inspire thankfulness in your heart!

Time and again, throughout God’s Word, we see His people expressing thankfulness for God’s righteousness, His goodness, His love, and His peace, just to name a few. As you read through these verses, pray them over your life.

I encourage you to look them up (you can see them in context by clicking on the verse reference) and explore what they mean for you and how they can impact your life. Most of all, I encourage you to be thankful this holiday season; thankful for your family, for the blessings in your life, and for God’s grace and goodness. 🙂

1. “I will give thanks to the Lord because of His righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High.” – Psalm 7:17

God’s righteousness overrides our sin; that is a wonderful blessing, and He is worthy of our praise!

2. “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” – Colossians 2:6-7

We can be thankful because we have been given salvation through Christ our Lord and He is constantly strengthening and growing us.

3. “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.'”  – Hebrews 12:28-29

We are receiving the kingdom of God! What a blessing to be thankful for!

7 Verses To Inspire Thankfulness

4. “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.” – 1 Chronicles 16:34

God’s love is for us and lasts throughout all generations, until the end of time. I’m so thankful for His unconditional love!

5. “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” – Colossians 3:15

We are part of a wonderful body of believers, and God has given us His peace. I couldn’t live without that peace!

7 Verses To Inspire Thankfulness

6. “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.” – Psalm 100:4-5

The Lord is GOOD! His love endures FOREVER! His faithfulness is for ALL GENERATIONS! My heart is thankful!

7. “Now, our God, we give You thanks, and praise Your glorious name.” – 1 Chronicles 29:13

We can praise God and be thankful for who He is; He is our God!


Now it’s your turn. What verses inspire thankfulness in your heart? What are you most thankful for this holiday season? Leave me a comment and let me know!

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  • Crystal // Dreams, etc.

    November 22, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Great verses! I love seeing verses on a theme listed out like this. These are definitely great for reflection this week.

    1. Abbey

      November 22, 2016 at 2:21 pm

      Thank you, Crystal! 🙂 I think they’re very important for us to remember this week!

  • Shaylynn @ Beneath the Cherry Tree

    November 22, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Abbey, I love this! Sometimes I think in my present, non-thinking self I can start to think that thankfulness or joy or whatever it may be isn’t important and doesn’t change things. And THEN I find verses like this that remind me how much life the Bible speaks over these things and how important they truly are to the DNA of life. Thank you for this sweet reminder! I hope you are you family have an amazing Thanksgiving!

    1. Abbey

      November 29, 2016 at 11:31 am

      Thank you so much, Shaylynn! Your comment means so much to me! 🙂 I, too, can easily forget about thankfulness, but it is so important! Being thankful reveals God’s heart to us! 🙂

  • Lauren

    November 22, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    I love these verses! I adore how you’re setting the stage for gratitude with the Lord. I have to share these verses with my kids<3

    1. Abbey

      November 29, 2016 at 11:32 am

      That is wonderful, Lauren! I am so glad that they meant so much! Thank you! 🙂

  • Jenny

    November 23, 2016 at 10:58 am

    It’s so important to be thankful <3 Love this.

    1. Abbey

      November 29, 2016 at 11:33 am

      You are so right, Jenny! Thank you! 🙂

  • Rose

    November 23, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Thanks, Abbey! What a great resource for the holidays. I love the graphics you’ve put together for each verse. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    1. Abbey

      November 29, 2016 at 11:34 am

      Thank you, Rose! I am glad it touched your heart! 🙂

  • Becky

    November 23, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    The verse from Colossians is my absolute favorite verse on gratitude! I so love the idea of “overflowing with thankfulness.”

    1. Abbey

      November 29, 2016 at 11:35 am

      Isn’t that such a beautiful image?? Thank you, Becky! 🙂

  • Lillian Stevens

    November 23, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    I love your verses to inspire thankfullness round up!

    Thank you for sharing!

    1. Abbey

      November 29, 2016 at 11:35 am

      Thanks, Lillian! These verses mean a lot to me! 🙂

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  • Ayanna

    November 25, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Great verses and love the graphics! A verse that inspires thankfulness for me is
    “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” -James 1:17

    1. Abbey

      November 29, 2016 at 11:37 am

      Yes, Ayanna! I love that verse! And what a beautiful thought to keep in mind now that Christmas is coming! 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  • Heather

    November 26, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Even after Thanksgiving, I love this! Let’s not let the thanking stop with the holiday 🙂

    1. Abbey

      November 29, 2016 at 11:38 am

      Thank you, Heather! I agree 100%! 🙂

  • Ashley LaMar

    November 27, 2016 at 12:15 am

    I love this one -> “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” – Colossians 3:15

    It’s definitely favorite.

    1. Abbey

      November 29, 2016 at 11:39 am

      That’s one of my favorites, too, Ashley! 🙂

  • Sarah Belanger

    November 9, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Thanks for listing these all together. Great reminder!

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