Top Five Thanksgiving Verses
For many, the upcoming holidays are a place of comfort. Tradition and history bring us together to celebrate thankfulness and the birth of our savior. For others, the upcoming holiday season is a place of worry, dread, and fear. Whether from the loss of a loved one or financial strains, I hear the stress in conversations with my friends and coworkers. I wanted to share that I understand your sadness, your worries, and your dread. I, also, understand your happiness, excitement and the joy that comes with this season. I wanted to share some of my favorite verses that will stir you to look to Jesus with thanks. I encourage you to write these in your journals or on a post-it and stick it on your mirror or refrigerator! His word can fill your hearts this season.
"Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His love endures forever."
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
"I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds."
“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.
"Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song."
Allison Krauss sings a go-to song, for me. I love to cry out these words in worship and prayer. I hope you enjoy it, as well.
If I could have the world and all it owns A thousand kingdoms, a thousand thrones If all the earth were mine to hold With wealth my only goal
I'd spend my gold on selfish things Without the love that Your life brings Just a little bit more is all I'd need Till life was torn from me
I'd rather be in the palm of Your hand Though rich or poor I may be Faith can see right through the circumstance Sees the forest in spite of the trees Your grace provides for me
If I should walk the streets, no place to sleep No faith in promises You keep I'd have no way to buy my bread With a bottle for my bed
But if I trust the one who died for me Who shed His blood to set me free If I live my life to trust in You Your grace will see me through
I'd rather be in the palm of Your hand Though rich or poor I may be Faith can see right through the circumstance Sees the forest in spite of the trees
If I could have the world... If I could have the world and all it owns