“I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart,” David says (Psalm 9:1).
When things don’t go the way we think they should, it is all too easy to grumble and complain. But God, who knows the end from the beginning, always has our best interests in mind. He makes all things work together for our good (Romans 8:28). That is why, in all situations, in all seasons, He deserves our heartfelt gratitude, thanksgiving, and praise.
My thanksgiving blesses the name of God
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, and bless his name.
Thanksgiving is the natural response to God’s grace
For all things are for your sakes, that the grace, being multiplied through the many, may cause the thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.
Songs of thanksgiving praising God are a time-honored tradition
For in the days of David and Asaph of old there was a chief of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving to God.
My thankfulness for God’s bounty inspires me to give generously
Now may he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food, supply and multiply your seed for sowing, and increase the fruits of your righteousness, you being enriched in everything to all generosity, which produces thanksgiving to God through us. For this service of giving that you perform not only makes up for lack among the saints, but abounds also through much giving of thanks to God.
Sometimes thanksgiving involves sacrifice
Whoever offers the sacrifice of thanksgiving glorifies me, and prepares his way so that I will show God’s salvation to him.
I can thank God even as I pray for answers
In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
I am thankful for the Lord’s comfort
For the LORD has comforted Zion. He has comforted all her waste places, and has made her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD. Joy and gladness will be found in them, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
Thanksgiving is an important part of my prayers
Continue steadfastly in prayer, watching in it with thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving accompanies God’s blessings
Thanksgiving will proceed out of them with the voice of those who make merry. I will multiply them, and they will not be few; I will also glorify them, and they will not be small.
I can always find something for which to be thankful
In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus toward you.
I am thankful for God’s salvation
But I will sacrifice to you with the voice of thanksgiving. I will pay that which I have vowed. Salvation belongs to the LORD.
All creation — all of heaven — give eternal thanks to God
All the angels were standing around the throne, the elders, and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before his throne, and worshiped God, saying, “Amen! Blessing, glory, wisdom, thanksgiving, honor, power, and might, be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”