23 Thankful Bible Verses for Expressing Gratitude to God

Each day we have the choice to be thankful and experience the power of a grateful heart. Take a pause today to recall the goodness and gifts of God. Here are our favorite Bible verses for remembering all the blessings we have to give thanks for.  

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We have all faced a year of uncertainty and unexpected changes. In the midst of what could cause anxiety and fear, we could all use reminders of God's love and promises. When we are thankful for the faithfulness of God, we can begin living out of a grateful heart. These Bible verses about being thankful serve as words of encouragement when we are struggling to see the ways God is working. The more you express thanks to God, the more you begin to see the good around you every day. Being thankful takes practice but the more you do it, the more you experience the power of counting your blessings.

We can turn to Scripture to find the right words to give thanks to God. We have a God who loves us and wants to use every situation for our good. While we can't be thankful for all things, we can be thankful in all things - knowing that God is with us and has promised us a future hope. May these Bible verses on thankfulness inspire gratitude in your own heart today as you reflect on the goodness of God. Share these with friends and family around the Thanksgiving holiday or as words of encouragement throughout the year!

Bible Verses About Being Thankful

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"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:18

"Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!" ~ 1 Chronicles 16:34

"Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe." ~ Hebrews 12:28

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change." ~ James 1:17

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"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.  Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 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." ~ Colossians 3:15-17

"Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,  always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." ~ Ephesians 5:19-20

"But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." ~ 1 Corinthians 15:57

"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful." ~ Colossians 4:2

"You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God." ~ 1 Corinthians 9:11

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"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. " ~ Philippians 4:6-7

"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God" ~ Ephesians 2:8

"For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved." ~ Romans 10:10

"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

"For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer." ~ 1 Timothy 4:4-5

Psalms of Thankfulness and Gratitude

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"Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever...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." ~ Psalm 107:1, Psalm 107:8-9

"Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name." ~ Psalm 100:4

"I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving." ~ Psalm 69:30

"Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!" ~ Psalm 106:1

"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever." ~ Psalm 118:1

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"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him." ~ Psalm 28:7

"I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High." ~ Psalm 7:17

"I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High." ~ Psalm 9:1-2

May you experience a heart overflowing with praise and gratitude as you give thanks to God for all He has done, is doing, and will do! 



Originally published November 19, 2020.