This week we in the U.S. celebrate our annual Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. President Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.
This year, ‘the year of crazy,’ one might think that we have less to be thankful for when compared to previous years. Below are some passages that help my attitude and perspective on our current 2020 state of affairs, helping me again realize that I/we have much to give thanks for.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! 1 Chronicles 16:34 ESV
I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD, the Most High. Psalm 7:17 ESV
I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. Psalm 9:1 ESV
In God we have boasted continually, and we will give thanks to your name forever. Psalm 44:8 ESV
But we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will give thanks to you forever; from generation to generation we will recount your praise. Psalm 79:13 ESV
I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever. Psalm 86:12 ESV
Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name! Psalm 97:12 ESV
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! Psalm 100:4 ESV
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust. Psalm 103:11-14 ESV
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Psalm 107:1 ESV
You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God; I will extol you. Psalm 118:28 ESV
Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever. Psalm 136:3 ESV
All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD, and all your saints shall bless you! Psalm 145:10 ESV
… fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 ESV
… a bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice. Isaiah 42:3 ESV
I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus. 1 Corinthians 1:4 ESV
We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, who is and who was, for you have taken your great power and begun to reign. Revelation 11:17 ESV
May your thanksgiving be a daily experience, and not an annual event!