• Karen O'Reilly

Count Your Blessings- 30 Days Of Bible Verses And Devotionals For Thanksgiving.

Updated: Oct 21, 2021

It is that time of year again when we are more conscious of counting our blessings! Come count your blessings with me. I have prepared a Bible plan with 30 Bible verses focusing on three different areas-being content, praise, and thanksgiving.

There are 30 thanksgiving bible verses, a prayer and gratitude journal, and a daily planner to help you order your day and take care of the overwhelm! They are available as a free PDF HERE.

Our Thanksgiving set of devotionals that match our bible plan are now available too. Make sure you use the discount code when one is available.

As I write this the whole world is in chaos and you might wonder how can you count your blessings and not your burdens?

How is it possible to thank God for His blessings in hard times?

These are the questions that I want to address and that is why we will be looking at 30 Bible verses in three different areas about being thankful for blessings.

Thanksgiving Devotional (NEW)

A printable digital copy of our Count Your Blessings daily devotional for women is now available for purchase. It also contains a guided prayer and gratitude journal and a daily planner page. These devotionals are based on the 30 Count Your Blessings Bible reading plan. This devotional is perfect if you are busy but you don't want to miss out on preparing your heart for Thanksgiving. 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 or 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?

Being thankful to God has to be a choice especially when everything around you seems to be falling apart. It is a matter of the heart and choosing to trust that God has a good plan.

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 invades your heart and home.

When you have this attitude of heart, it actually opens up an avenue for God to bring His blessings.

Try to remember back to a time when you know that God stepped into a situation and His faithfulness will encourage you.

Bible verses about being thankful for blessings:

This Bible plan 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 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.

Bible verses on being content

Here is a list of 11 bible verses on 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 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.

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 treasure. 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 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 your ' 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, everything good comes from our Father of the heavenly lights. We discuss this further in our 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.

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 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 with. 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 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, care for children and in the workplace.

Thanksgiving verses

Here are 10 thanksgiving scriptures about thanking God for His blessings.

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 had 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 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 of God, chosen of God, and enriched by God's grace because you have trusted Jesus as your savior.

7. Ecclesiastes 3:11, " God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end."

God can take even the bad things and in its proper season, turn it around. Every season has a purpose. We go through mountains and we go through valleys. We have our successes and our failures. We just need to trust God with the pieces of our season.

8. Numbers 6:24-26, ‘May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.’

God promised that this priestly blessing enabled by His name (his power and authority) to be placed on His people. We have an incredible gift with these verses to pray over people. These verses are powerful and perfect to pray over your loved ones or you could write them in a card or letter. In fact, I have designed with these verses on Christmas cards (you will find them in our shop!) and it is available free as a print with our Bible plan, Count Your Blessings. You will find it HERE.

9. Philippians 4:6-7, "Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus."

An important secret of prayer is to take what is worrying you straight to God. Sit in His presence and actively hand your problems to Him.

Remember who God is and how wondrous He is, all that He has done! And give thanks. If you open your heart and invite Jesus into your need, put your focus on Him, He will quiet your anxious thoughts and bring you a sense of calm. Then you will feel His peace, which is far more wonderful than our human minds can comprehend.

10. Ephesians 1:3, "All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ."

Did you know that you are beyond blessed?

I know that you may not feel this to be true right now but wait a minute and explore this verse a bit with me!

You are blessed by God in a massive way. It doesn't matter what you feel or see. The fact is the Bible, God's written word tells you that you are blessed. So to grow in Christ, you need to begin to choose, to believe it, and see yourself that way.

Printable Thanksgiving Devotions

I have also created a daily devotional for women in an eBook format called Count Your Blessings 30 Day Thanksgiving Devotional, Prayer Journal, And Daily Planner. It is perfect for a busy woman that can enjoy reading devotionals about being thankful anywhere that your phone goes! There is also a daily planner to help your day go smoother. You have 2 options in using it. You can print out the PDF or you can enjoy reading and writing on it in free apps such as iBooks or XODO. You can grab your digital PDF copy HERE and use the discount code: BLESSING50

This is one of the pages that you can download in our free PDF. It is also in the eBook. It is designed to help you to dig deeper into each verse from our bible plan. You can print it out or download it to an app that reads PDFs such as iBooks or XODO. I have been enjoying using these apps. It is great for when I find stolen moments in my day to have some devotional time!

You will find this free download HERE Or the printable thanksgiving devotional eBook HERE.

This is another journaling page to record your hopes, dreams, and plans for the day. Would you like to join me this month about being more intentional with your day? There are sections for you to plan your day. When you have your devotional time in the morning, you could use this page to prayerfully order your day. Let me know what you think of this journal page. You can contact me karen@scripturalgrace.com or on my Facebook page. Did you notice the little section at the top right corner? I think it would be helpful to have the day's verse written there as you will remember it throughout the day and it will settle deep within your heart. You will find this printable HERE Or if you would like the full set of 30 devotionals, prayer and gratitude journal, and a daily planner, you will find it HERE.

A priestly Blessing

This is such a beautiful blessing. It is part of our Bible plan on counting your blessings.

Let's talk about how to benefit from this list of scriptures:

I find that writing them out, allows you time to learn them and think about them more deeply. I have some pretty journal stationary with prompts to help you during your devotional time. It should take about 10 minutes to write each verse but spend as much time as you have, sitting in God's presence and listening for His Holy Spirit speaking to your heart, instructing, and guiding you.

Copying scripture and carrying it with us throughout the day, reading it, and memorizing it, makes God's word a part of us. It renews your mind and calms your anxious heart. I have also added a page to help you plan and order your day. I'm looking forward to using these pages!

Take Action :

  1. Download the scripture verse list, journal paper HERE.

  2. Find a quiet place with your cup of coffee, Bible, and a favorite pen.

  3. Pray as you write your scripture verse for that day.

  4. Ask God to reveal Himself to you and listen for the Holy Spirit to speak to you.

  5. If you feel convicted of something- confess it and ask for forgiveness.

  6. If you feel moved to worship - worship God! Just enjoy His presence.

  7. Most important: make an appointment with yourself, journal, and God every day for your scripture writing time. I find it works best for me to do it in the morning. It helps me to gain ' God's perspective' on my day. But you do it at your own perfect time. The important thing to remember is to do it and if you miss a day - just double up the next one!

Here are a few of our other scripture writing plans that you might enjoy reading:

Godly Surrender HERE

Strong Wome In The Bible HERE

Knowing Who I am In Christ HERE

God's Promises - Scripture plan, you can read it HERE

Waiting On God, you can read it HERE.

Scripture plan to Battle Fear, you can read it HERE

28 Bible verses To Calm An Anxious Heart, you can read it HERE.

Light In The Darkness, you can read it HERE.

I would love it if you could share with me your thoughts as you work your way through this Scripture plan. You can connect with me via email karen@scripturalgrace.com or on our FACEBOOK page. It's all about His grace xx Karen.

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