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  • Writer's pictureKaren O'Reilly

30 Bible Verses To Count Your Blessings And Motivate Thankfulness.

Updated: Sep 1, 2022

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Are you content in all circumstances? Is your heart full of contentment or are you dissatisfied?

Have you ever stopped in the middle of your busy day to intentionally be thankful and count your blessings?

The Bible has a lot to say about being content and the benefits of counting your blessings.

(🌟spoiler alert: I have 30 answers from the Bible about counting your blessings which include scriptures on thankfulness and about being content, and a thanksgiving devotional journal to help you be actively content in all circumstances which you can save to your phone or print out)

The following 30 count your blessings scriptures will answer these very important questions about how is it possible to be content and thankful when our world is topsy turvy crazy upside down!

We see tantalizing adverts offering us the perfect answer to being content if we purchase what they have on offer.

Sometimes these Ads show us glorious pictures of the perfect holiday with sandy beaches and a serene turquoise sea that you know if you can just take a few days walking in the surf you will be filled with peace, awe, and contentment.

But, that glorious feeling of contentment found in that gorgeous vista of the sea is fleeting. We soon have to come back to our own place in this world and walk the path that God has ordained for us to walk on through the life that He has planned for us to walk.

I have awesome news for you! You can know the one true secret of being content, and you will only find it in the Bible! The Bible contains the key to unlocking the answers on how to find true contentment and be thankful in every situation.

That does not mean the journey on the road to contentment is easy but take the following 30 Day scripture challenge with 30 Bible verses on counting your blessings, and I know that you will be motivated to be thankful and gain the contentment you crave that seems elusive right now.


🌟 Top tip: Grab a friend or two and use this 30 Day scripture challenge to study together. The devotional Bible study journal has a 'Look Back' page after every 5 days of the challenge which is perfect to use for women's Bible study lessons. This would make it perfect for a 6 week study.


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Thanksgiving Bible Verses

You may be reading this post during the Fall season when our hearts and minds cannot help but consider the past months of the year and become more conscious of counting our blessings as we prepare for Thanksgiving!

Come count your blessings with me and discover scripture for being content. I have prepared a Bible plan with 30 Bible verses focusing on three different areas - being content, praise, and thanksgiving.

There are 30 count your blessing bible verses, a prayer, and a gratitude journal, They are available as a free PDF HERE. Or if you wish to dig deeper - grab the printable/digital Count Your Blessings 30-Day devotional.

Printable Count Your Blessings And Thanksgiving Devotions

A printable/digital copy of our Count Your Blessings daily devotional for women is now available for purchase. This thanksgiving daily devotional contains a guided prayer and gratitude journal. These printable thanksgiving devotions are based on the 30 Count Your Blessings Bible reading plan. (this is the journal you would need if you want to use it in a women's group). Make sure you use the discount code BLESSING50 FOR 50% OFF.

This Thanksgiving daily devotional is perfect for you if:

  • You are busy but you don't want to miss out on preparing your heart for Thanksgiving.

  • You know you have to actively choose to be thankful to God when everything around you seems to be falling apart.

  • You know it's a matter of the heart and trusting that God has a good plan for your life!

It is in PDF format which means that you can print it out or download it to your phone or tablet and open it in the iBooks, Samsung notes, or the XODO App and write on the journal pages digitally.

You can grab your copy Here and use the discount code: BLESSING50 to get 50% OFF. And of course, you can use this devotional any time of the year, not just during the Thanksgiving season!

Count Your Blessings Thanksgiving Devotional And 30 Bible Verses For Thanksgiving
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Count your blessings, not your burdens:

The Bible tells us over 365 times not to worry and to 'cast your cares on the Lord,' (Psalm 55:22)

What is a 'care'?

A 'care' is any burden you carry that is too heavy for you so that it becomes all-consuming and takes your eyes off of God. But counting your blessings and remembering all that God has done in your life and remembering all He promises to do in the future will shift your focus back to where it belongs on God Almighty! A few months ago we had a Bible plan containing 31 Bible verses on God's Promises and you can read that post HERE.

How can you thank God for His blessings in hard times?

I wonder how many people have thought this very same thing?

How is it possible to thank God for His blessings when your paycheck has been spent on the essential items for living, the tire on your car has just had a blowout, and you have 2 weeks left until payday?

This is when you have to trust that God has a good plan and get your heart into that perfectly humble place where you surrender everything to God and expect Him to take over.

Being thankful to God has to be a choice especially when everything around you seems to be falling apart.

Have you heard of the Hebrew name of God, Yahweh Yireh? This name of God means, provider. God desires to provide for you but He needs you to come to Him with a humble and sincere thankful heart that longs for His presence.

Benefits of being thankful to God

Being thankful to God in the hard times requires you to remember that it is a matter of the heart and choosing to trust that God has a good plan in the midst of chaotic and difficult times.

When you choose to count your blessings and keep your eyes on God instead of on your problems, you will find God's supernatural peace and blessing invade your heart and home.

Having a thankful attitude of heart actually opens up an avenue for God to bring His blessings.

When my husband was in seminary training to be a church minister, we frequently had hard times. No matter how many hours I did in childminding we never had enough of our own financial resources to meet all our needs. But God saw everything that we needed and He supplied all our needs!

We saw many financial miracles during that time. We would get unexpected letters containing a cheque that covered all our bills, or some of our debts were canceled!

I learned in that season to be thankful in the hard times because it opened unexpected doors of blessing to flow into our lives.

If you are in the midst of a hard time, try to remember back to a time when you know that God stepped into a situation and everything changed. Remember to count your blessings and you will find His faithfulness will encourage your heart.

You will find it easier to thank God for His provision and blessing in the midst of your hard time.

Bible verses on thankfulness:

This Bible plan full of thank you verses is divided into three sections-being content, praise, and thanksgiving.

Did you know that there is a difference between contentment and gratitude?

Gratitude is a measurement of our perspective on things, while contentment is a measure of the things we don't yet have. To be content is being able to say we want nothing more no matter how much or how little we have.

How is that possible?

It is only possible when we have surrendered our lives to God and trust in Him completely to provide what we need. Jesus has already gone to the cross and paid the costly price for our sins so that we can spend time for all eternity with Him.

My hope is to get to that same place that Paul the Apostle was in, to be able to say,

"Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have.12 I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little.13 For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength." Philippians 4:11-13.

This is one of the verses on the Count Your Blessings Bible plan.

Here is a list of the Thanksgiving Bible verses that we will be studying for the next 30 days: