In Everything Give Thanks, This was one of the main purposes Man was created, We have put together a selection of bible verses about thanksgiving and appreciation to God the Father.
Why Giving Thanks in everything?
it is a commandment from scripture “Give thanks in every situation because this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”- 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Sometimes, It looks like God is asking too much of us, especially during times of great disappointments, tremendous losses, or unbearable heartaches. It’s hard for us to comprehend how we are supposed to give thanks during these types of difficulties and challenges.
Meaning of Paul’s Exhortation
We should be thankful in every condition, even in adversity as well as prosperity. It is never so bad with us but it might be worse. If we have ever so much occasion to make our humble complaints to God, we never can have any reason to complain of God, and have always much reason to praise and give thanks: the apostle says, This is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning us, that we give thanks, seeing God is reconciled to us in Christ Jesus; in him, through him, and for his sake, he allows us to rejoice evermore, and appoints us in everything to give thanks. It is pleasing to God.
Give Thanks “in everything and for everything”
The misunderstanding comes in thinking we’re supposed to give thanks “for” everything when God is leading us to give thanks “in” everything.
It’s a concept some of us struggle with and resist, thinking God is telling us to be thankful “for” the difficulties. This makes us miss what He is really leading us to do, which is to be thankful despite the problems, to not let disappointments, failures, losses, and hurts keep us from being thankful to Him.
During tumultuous times, God asks us to focus on Him and His faithfulness to us, rather than on our circumstances; to dwell on His promise to never leave or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5), and to trust Him to help us in every situation we face in life.
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How do we begin to give thanks in everything?
Start Practicing Thankfulness In Prayer
A good place to start giving thanks in everything is in prayer. Colossians 4:2 urges us to keep alert in our prayers with an attitude of thankfulness.
What does it mean to keep alert? Alertness develops through recognizing situations where ungratefulness can creep into our thoughts and words without our realizing it, even seeping into our prayers.
Thankfulness in everything comes through practicing being thankful to God for His presence, peace, faithfulness, comfort, and more when facing challenges, rather than letting the difficulties be the focus of our thoughts, words, and prayers.
As Colossians 3:17 reminds, “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.”
Give Thanks In the Storms of Life
Following 1 Thessalonians 5:18 can seem impossible to accomplish during traumatic times, especially in difficult circumstances and times of great losses.
Making an effort to be thankful in everything led us to see God’s faithfulness in preserving our lives and helped us gain an understanding of how stuff isn’t really all that important in life.
Express Thankfulness in Trust
When going through everyday disappointments, natural disasters, job losses, financial stresses, and more, thankfulness expresses our trust in God. As Isaiah 12:2 assures us, “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord Himself, is my strength and my defense. He has become my salvation.”
We can trust God to work everything together for our good, even in situations where it seems impossible for any good to come from them.
Still, in heartbreaking circumstance, it can seem like God is asking too much from us.
In those times, Psalm 50:14 encourages us to offer thanksgiving to God as a sacrifice, a thank offering that brings honor and glory to His name (Psalm 50:23)
In Everything Give Thanks Bible Verses
1. Ezra 3:11
With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the Lord:
“He is good;
his love toward Israel endures forever.”
And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid.
2. Psalm 7:17
I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness;
I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High.
3. Psalm 9:1
I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
4. Psalm 35:18
I will give you thanks in the great assembly;
among the throngs I will praise you.
5. Psalm 69:30
I will praise God’s name in song
and glorify him with thanksgiving.
6. Psalm 95:1-3
Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song.
For the Lord is the great God,
the great King above all gods.
7. Psalm 100:4-5
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.
8. Psalm 106:1
Praise the Lord.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
9. Psalm 107:21-22
Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for mankind.
Let them sacrifice thank offerings
and tell of his works with songs of joy.
10. Psalm 118:1
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
11. Psalm 147:7
Sing to the Lord with grateful praise;
make music to our God on the harp.
12. Daniel 2:23
I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors:
You have given me wisdom and power,
you have made known to me what we asked of you,
you have made known to us the dream of the king.
13. Ephesians 5:18-20
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 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.
14. 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.
15. Colossians 2:6-7
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.
16. Colossians 3:15-17
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.
17. Colossians 4:2
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
18. 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.
19. 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.”
20. Hebrews 13:15-16
Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise — the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
When the peace of Christ rules in our hearts, thankfulness overflows. Even in the darkest of times, we can praise God for his love, his sovereignty, and his promise to be near us when we call (Psalm 145:18).
Thank you, Lord, for your peace that transcends understanding and your love that endures forever. Amen!
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