Have you ever found yourself in a grumbling mood? I’ve been there recently. Rollercoaster hormones, a messy house, a mile-long to-do list, and plain old exhaustion make it hard to appreciate the good things in my life sometimes.
But here’s the thing: God doesn’t want me to stay here. He’s brought me too far and given me too many good gifts to let an ungrateful heart rule my attitudes and actions.
We’re officially in the season to celebrate gratitude, but I don’t want it to be limited to a season. I want to make gratitude a habit every single day of the year. How do I do that? By grounding myself in God’s Word.
Today I’m sharing five Bible verses that foster thankfulness. Whether you’re feeling grumbly or grateful today, I hope these words inspire you to look to the Giver of all good gifts.
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.
Proverbs 17:22 (NLT)
What this verse tells me: My outlook on life not only impacts my mind, it also impacts my body. By choosing gratitude, I allow God to fill me with healing and strength.
How amazing are the deeds of the Lord! All who delight in him should ponder them.
Psalm 111:2 (NLT)
What this verse tells me: Gratitude is fostered when I choose to ponder and study the great things God has done. It isn’t a passive action; it’s an intentional choice.
There will be joy and songs of thanksgiving, and I will multiply my people, not diminish them; I will honor them, not despise them.
Jeremiah 30:19 (NLT)
What this verse tells me: God multiplies my efforts and honors the work of my hands. When I reflect on where I’ve been and where I am now, I can’t help but be filled with joy and thanksgiving.
But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me.
Psalm 13:5 (NLT)
What this verse tells me: Gratitude and trust are linked. When I trust God and acknowledge the ways He has rescued me, I can’t help but be thankful.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
I Chronicles 16:34 (NIV)
What this verse tells me: I serve a God who is good and loving. Because His love endures until the end of time, I’ll never run out of reasons to be grateful.
How about you? What are some of your favorite Bible verses that remind you to be grateful?