Having an attitude of thanksgiving and gratitude is really the key to being happy and finding joy in your life no matter where you are or what you’re going through. There are many thankful Bible verses given to us in the Word of God, that show how much God wants us to be thankful to Him, and for all of the other positives that we have in life.
Picking out the negatives and focusing on them is the easy part, and it is a sure fire way to become depressed, unhappy and develop a bad attitude that permeates throughout your life. God tells us in the Bible that we are to look to Him, give our problems to Him, and give thanks for what He has blessed us with no matter how little or how big.
Here are 20 thankful bible verses that will teach and remind us that the Word of God says about being thankful.
20 Thankful Bible Verses – Learning to have an Attitude of Gratitude.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
1 Chronicles 16:34 “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!”
Psalm 7:17 “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 28:7 “The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.”
Psalm 79:13 “But we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will give thanks to you forever; from generation to generation we will recount your praise.”
Psalm 106:1 “Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!”
Psalm 138:2 “I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.”
Isaiah 12:4 “And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted.”
Matthew 15:34-37 “And Jesus said to them, “How many loaves do you have?” They said, “Seven, and a few small fish.” And directing the crowd to sit down on the ground, he took the seven loaves and the fish, and having given thanks he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And they all ate and were satisfied.”
Romans 1:21 “For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.”
1 Corinthians 1:4 “I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus”
1 Corinthians 15:57 “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
2 Thessalonians 2:13 “But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.”
Colossians 3:16 “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.”
Colossians 3:15 “And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.”
Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
Nehemiah 12:46 “For long ago in the days of David and Asaph there were directors of the singers, and there were songs of praise and thanksgiving to God.”
Psalm 50:23 “The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God!””
Psalm 95:2 “Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!”
Jeremiah 30:19 “Out of them shall come songs of thanksgiving, and the voices of those who celebrate. I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will make them honored, and they shall not be small.”
Having an attitude of gratitude and giving thanks to the Lord shows Him that we are looking only to Him and His goodness, instead of focusing on the negatives that the world is throwing our way. In doing this we are putting our full faith in Christ to help us and to give us the grace to make it through anything we are currently going through.