10 Memorable Bible Verses for a Grateful Heart

Cultivating a grateful heart isn’t always an easy task. Life is hard. It crashes into us in waves of both good and bad. When all is good, it’s a little easier, but we all know that when life hurts, being thankful doesn’t come naturally.

A grateful heart breathes hope and joy into life. Use these 10 Bible verses about gratitude to cultivate your heart this year.

But you know what?

When it doesn’t come naturally is the precise time we need to be about the business of digging in and intentionally keeping our gratitude alive!

That’s Because gratitude is a fierce weapon!

It’s a weapon against what the enemy wants to use to destroy us. He wants us to give in and give up. He wants us to sink into hopelessness.

But if we are relentless about noticing all that is still good the enemy will not have his way. If we keep looking toward Jesus, our Redeemer, the flame of hope within us will not be consumed by hopelessness. Jesus will pull us through the darkest of waters. He will walk with us until we can claim victory over the darkness.

A few days ago, as part of our Grateful Heart Series, I gave you 10 Practical Ways to Cultivate Gratitude in Your Home. If you haven’t already, make sure to stop by to read and apply them to your home to help your family cultivate a grateful heart!

Today, I want to give you 10 powerful Scriptures to use as ammunition as you fight against negativity and amp up the gratitude living in your heart. God’s Word is the answer to all things. He has given us His Word as a personal love letter, a historical guide, and a compass to direct our hearts. In Him and in His Word, we find our answers.

A grateful heart breathes hope and joy into life. Use these 10 Bible verses about gratitude to cultivate your heart this year.

Armor Up with These 10 Memorable Bible Verses for a Grateful Heart

1. Lamentations 3:23-24 (NLT)

The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.

2. Colossians 3:15-17(ESV)

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

3.   1 Thessalonians 5:15-18(ESV)

See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

4.   1 Timothy 2:1-4(ESV)

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

5.  James 1:2-4(ESV)

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

6. James 1:16-17  (NLT)

So don’t be misled, my dear brothers and sisters. 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.

7.  Psalm 107:1 (NLT)

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.

8. Psalm 9:1 (NLT) 

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.

9.  Psalm 103:1-5 (ESV)

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagles.

10. Colossians 2:7 (NLT) 

Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.

God always does the unexpected as we follow Him. As we prayed and planned for this series with you in mind, God had us in mind. This week is one I will not forget and today as I share the power of God’s Word, my heart flows with even deeper gratitude. Gratitude for friendship – for sisterhood – and for His love that never lets go of us.

Want to catch up on the Grateful Heart Mini-Series?

Series introductions from Marva and me.

Gratitude: 3 Doors that a Grateful Heart Will Open

Prayers: A Prayer for a Grateful Heart and A Prayer for Hope When All Seems Lost

Practical Advice: 10 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude in Your Home 

Scriptural Resource: 10 Memorable Bible Verses for the Grateful Heart

Bible Verses, prayer, encouragement, and your free gift: Thanks in all Circumstances: Are You Sure, God?

Take the Next Best Step Toward Gratitude!

Are you ready to live with more gratitude and deepen your faith walk? There is no better time than right now. Just sign up below to take the 21-Day Biblical Gratitude Challenge! It’s of no cost and will walk you step by step to a grateful heart by knowing God through His Word. Plus, you get access to my Library of Hope which is stocked with helpful resources to help you grow in faith.

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Want more information? The Surrendered Hearts website is HERE! You’ll find the Book Video Trailer and other goodies like sharable images, tweets, and a set of FREE Bonus Resources for the adoptive parent or for anyone needing a little extra encouragement in life!

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    1. Hi Michelle,
      Thank YOU for stopping by! God is so good to give us His Word to infuse joy, hope, and yes … LIFE into our souls!
      Blessings and smiles,

  1. What a great list of verses encoruaging us to be more grateful, Lori!
    Love the post and the printable!
    Hope you have a blessed day~

  2. Even if I didn’t start out thankful when I began reading those verses — wow!
    Great fuel!

    1. Amen! You make me smile, Michele! Thank you for that ♥

  3. You have been such an inspiration and comfort to me this week, Lori. I truly thank God for you. As Michele said, these verses certainly do spark thankfulness in us. And they really help me to keep my eyes focused on God.

    1. Praying, Marva, your eyes stay steadily on Him during this time. Much love, my friend ♥

  4. I’ve practicing gratitude by listing them on my blog every Monday. There is so much to be thankful for.

  5. You are a blessing to me those verses have blessed me so much. My name is Sonny your brother in Christ

    1. Thank you, Sonny, for joining me here! The Word of God is so powerful. I am so thankful God lead you here to these verses through which He spoke to you!
      Blessings and smiles,

      1. John s Koroma says:

        The word of God gives peace

  6. Thank you for pointing us to gratitude through God’s Word. I am hopping over today from Marva’s and I am so glad I did. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, Mary! We did have a very nice Thanksgiving. Thank you! I hope you had a wonderful one, as well!
      Blessings and smiles,

  7. We have so much to be thankful, Lori. Thank you for sharing this list of powerful verses of thanks, I hope you and your growing family will have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. Be well sister, and God bless you and yours.

    1. Thank you so much, Horace! Our Thanksgiving was really good. I pray yours was as well!

  8. Benson Paiva says:

    Really soul inspiring that we all should have attitude of gratitude to our God who did awesome things in our life to give us everything