• Karen O'Reilly

30 Bible Verses To Count Your Blessings And Motivate Thankfulness.

Updated: Sep 1

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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:


The list of scriptures and some journal pages are in our Scriptural Grace book shop. You can download them HERE.


Being Content Bible Verses:

Let's examine contentment in the Bible with the following list of 11 bible verses on the topic of being content.


1. Psalm 34:8, "Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!"


In our 🍁Thanksgiving daily devotional we discuss what it means to taste and see that the Lord is good. Sometimes it can be hard for our hearts to comprehend this biblical truth.


David is inviting you with this Psalm of praise to experience the goodness of God's salvation like he has. It is an invitation to draw close to God, to experience His love and the goodness surrounding Him. He offers protection, direction, peace, forgiveness, wisdom, and more. God is good.


2. John 1:16, "From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another."


In our devotional, we ask that probing question, "what is God speaking to your heart today"? We discuss how Jesus is the storehouse of all God's treasures. Jesus is full and overflowing with all that heaven has available and He fills us up from His own abundance.


3. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, "Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus."


JOY! How can you possibly be joyful always? You might say that is impossible! If you read on a few verses, Paul advises us to also be thankful and not to stifle the Holy Spirit. We are a dwelling place for the Holy Spirit and He needs a joyful, thankful space to be able to work in. We discuss this further in our thanksgiving devotional.


4. Psalm 91:4, "He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection."


If you have time, read the whole chapter of 91! It is one I pray often and I have seen it in action a few times! David is reminding us in this Psalm how great our God is. He is your refuge and fortress. In the storms and trials that come, God is your shelter and He will cover you with His feathers, for under His wings is a place of refuge.


5. Psalm 42:1, "As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God."


The Psalmist is comparing our need for God to that of a deer in desperate need of water. Nothing will distract a deer from the hunt for water! Seek the Lord with all your heart, for the Restorer of your soul. Take time out of your busy day to read a few verses of scripture, sing a song of worship and pray while you work and you will find renewed energy to face your endless tasks!


6. Psalm 46:10, "Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”


This is one of my favorite verses! I suspect it's one that many of us cling to! Do you find yourself constantly rushing from one task to another? That you're' to-do' list never ends? God yearns to refresh you in His presence. Our printable planner may help you take care of the daily overwhelm while helping you to linger longer in God's presence.


7. James 4:6, And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”


We can be content because of God's grace. It is impossible to get into a circumstance where our need for grace is greater than God's supply. All we need to do to obtain His grace is to humble ourselves and then...approach' the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.' Hebrews 4:16.


8. James 1:17, "Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow".


Every good and perfect gift comes from the hand of God: our life, families, and everything good comes from our Father of the heavenly lights. We discuss this further in our Count Your Blessings devotional.


9. Ecclesiastes 3:1, "For everything, there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven."


A time for everything! And a season! God can use everything you experience and make it beautiful! Whatever season that you are in, lack or abundance, or in the 'waiting', remember that God is with you. There is a time for everything!


10. Deuteronomy 31:6, "So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”


We can be content in any circumstance because of this promise! Don't be afraid! Take heart! Just as the Lord assured Joshua, His promises are for you too. He will be with you, He will neither fail you nor forsake you. With God's help, you can do it!


11. Jeremiah 15:16, "When I discovered your words, I devoured them. They are my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O Lord God of Heaven’s Armies." God is instructing us in this verse to approach His Word with a deep hunger. His words are manna, for us to feast on every day. We will find true joy and peace, that only God can bring when we choose each day to meditate on His promises and instructions.


Related: 🍁Thanksgiving devotional - Count Your Blessings


Bible verses on praise

Here is a list of 9 bible verses on praise.


1. Philippians 4:13, "For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength."


This is a wonderful verse to start our praise portion of our Count Your Blessings Bible plan! Read it, write it and pray through it, using the journal pages. ( see our free printable)


Listen for those quiet whispers that cross your heart for what God is saying to you through it.

Are you facing something really difficult?

How do you keep on going when you just want to curl up in bed, pull the covers over your head and never come out?


Cling to the Lord and He will give you the strength you need to keep going in difficult circumstances.


2. Proverbs 31:25, " She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future."


Do you love the Lord? Do you revere His Holy Name?

If you trust the Lord and revere Him, you are clothed in strength and dignity. You are reflecting the glory of Christ. We unpack this verse more in our 🍁thanksgiving devotional.


3. Psalm 112:7, "They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them."


This is a fabulous verse to stimulate a time of praise!

Are you confidently able to say that you can claim you don't fear bad news but that you confidently trust the Lord to take care of you?


4. Isaiah 61:3, " To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory."


God wants to take your ashes and give you a crown of beauty. He wants to take your mourning and replace it with the oil of gladness, He wants to take your spirit of despair and turn it into a garment of praise.


5. Ephesians 3:20, "Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think."


The Apostle Paul is encouraging us to become more and more Christ-like. He is encouraging us to be transformed into the person that God has created us to be. When we spend time in God's presence, He can teach and direct us in our decision making and you will be surprised at the amazing things that God can accomplish through you!


6. Psalm 139:14, "Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it."


Do you ever look in the mirror and don't like what you see? Well no matter how you or I feel today, we need to understand this truth - we are fearfully and wonderfully made! We need to see ourselves through 'God's lens' and He thinks that we are beautiful! We are so important to Him!


7. Ephesians 2:10, "For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago."


You were created on purpose for an awesome purpose! God sees you as someone very important, important enough to send His Son to die on the cross for you. He has a unique plan and sees you as someone to be cherished. God has given you unique gifts that only you can use to bless others. You were created to shine God's light in your own unique way, to attract others to Him.


8. Song Of Solomon 2:10, "My lover said to me, “Rise up, my darling! Come away with me, my fair one!"


Here is a verse that will inspire a song of praise inside you! It is a love song written by King Solomon. What do you think of this verse? Is it a love song between a man and a woman or a love song between Christ and you? I think it's both! (🍁We discuss this further in our thanksgiving devotional).


9. 1 Peter 2:9, "But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light."


You are greatly prized and loved by God! You are His ambassador, pointing others to Jesus and leading a life that demonstrates His goodness so that others can experience His gracious love. Because God called us "out of the darkness into His marvelous light" we are to be His witnesses in this dark world. So be careful with your words and actions, the way you treat a stranger, and care for children, and in the workplace.


Thanksgiving Bible verses - FREE printable

Thanksgiving Bible verses

Here are 10 thanksgiving scriptures about thanking God for His blessings. Did you know that the more often you choose to be thankful that it becomes a life-changing habit?


The more thankful you become toward God equals to peace and God's blessings flowing through your day and week!


In our 🍁thanksgiving devotional journal there is space to write out the day's scripture. It is so therapeutic to write it out on paper or digitally in your iBooks app or Samsung notes. You will find that each thankful verse leaves its mark on your heart. I like to think that it makes my heart softer and more peaceful as I comprehend God's encouraging words of truth.


1. Psalm 30:11, "You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy,".


Psalm 30:11 begins the third section of this scripture plan which focuses on 'Thanksgiving.' David wrote Psalm 30 to celebrate the transformation of his suffering into God's victory. He had faced many problems and confronted many enemies. There were times when he had battles with illness and discouragement. He made mistakes. But everything changed when he humbled himself and cried out to the Lord. God was then able to change David's circumstances. (I share a personal story of how God turned my mourning into dancing in our Count Your Blessings devotional book).


2. Psalm 107:1, "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever."


Psalm 107 is celebrating Israel's return from their exile in Babylon. It is about how God redeemed His people from various locations and situations. It is a reminder of God's faithfulness, goodness, love, and mercy for us too. God is a solid foundation to stand on, and He is faithful despite what your circumstances look like.


3. Psalm 136:1, "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever."


Here is a different perspective on the similar verse above. Psalm 136 is full of praise and thanksgiving.

The all-powerful God who created the universe cares about you! He loves you so much that He made a way for you to live with Him in eternity through Jesus. (Read the whole chapter when you have time and sing it back to God).


4. Psalm 46:5, "God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day."


This Psalm reminds us that if you are filled with the Holy Spirit, you cannot fail. God will rescue you.

Did you know that Psalm 46 is a song written for the nation of Israel? It is about the victorious power of God as He stands for and defends His people. Israel was threatened by enemies on every side and Psalm 46 was written to remind the people that their God is greater than any enemy.


5. Lamentations 3:22-23, "The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning."


I'm sure you have sung the famous hymn ' Great is thy faithfulness' countless times! This verse encourages us to lift up our hearts and focus on God's goodness and unfailing love.


6. 1 Corinthians 1:9, "God will do this, for he is faithful to do what he says, and he has invited you into partnership with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord."


God is faithful - reliable, trustworthy, and therefore ever true to His promise and He can be depended upon. You are called by God, chosen of God, and enriched by God's grace because you have trusted Jesus as your savior.