reasons we can be thankful

10 Reasons to be Thankful {from Psalm 103}

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Yet, with all the busyness going on, I’m struggling to stay focused on being thankful. The only thing I felt thankful for last night was my own bed to sleep in (and not a hotel) and the fact that I had gained an hour of sleep. Thank you, Jesus.

On the other hand, I’m heading out of town again this weekend. Lord, help me.

The good news is…. I don’t have to feel thankful to be thankful.

Over a month ago, I wrote in my calendar that today would be the day my family and I would start our Gratitude Journal. We would start our week being thankful for the greatest of all our relationships….the one we have with Jesus.

This reminder turned my focus off my currently cluttered calendar and redirected my focus back to the inner courts, where God was faithfully waiting for me to commune with Him. I settled in on Psalm 103 and found 15 more reasons I can be thankful.

10 Biblical Reasons to be Thankful

Are you having a hard time finding things to be grateful for in your current situation? Here are 10 Biblical reasons to be thankful this year! #thanksgiving #gratitude #bible

God has given us so many reasons to be thankful.

Sometimes we just need a little change in perspective.

In the midst of my grumbling and complaining, what I really needed was a big dose of truth.

The truth of God’s Word that reminds me of all that He’s done for me and all He will do for me. Having an attitude of gratitude means I have to let go of my need to feel comfortable all the time.

Do I want to be traveling every weekend and caught up in a whirlwind of activities? No.

Can I choose to be thankful in the middle of them? Yes.

Reading this Psalm inspired me to put aside the frustrations and take a challenge to find 10 ten blessings that I want to see come out of this next trip.

Are you having a hard time finding things to be grateful for in your current situation? Here are 10 Biblical reasons to be thankful this year! #thanksgiving #gratitude #bible

Rather than seeing it as a burden, I’m choosing to see it as an opportunity.

I believe when we prepare our hearts to be thankful, we will be open to receive the amazing things God wants to do in and through us.

O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch. Psalm 5:3 ESV

How are you preparing a sacrifice for the Lord today? Maybe you are in an uncomfortably busy season as well. How can you choose to be thankful? If you are struggling with where to start, we have a Gratitude Bible Study Journal to help you along. Once you dive into the Word, I believe you’ll be surprised at the many things you have to be thankful for!

Gratitude Journal

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  1. I love how getting in His Word changes our perspective! I will be looking at that Psalm in a whole new light now. Praying for extra stamina through all your busy schedule, Alisa. Blessings to you!

  2. He is so very good to us and loves us so beautifully when we do not deserve this nor Him. What gifts we have in the Lord. Gratitude is truly the only way we should respond. Thank you for reminding me of all that He is and all that He does.

    1. So true, Linda! We seem to always need that constant reminder, don’t we? Thank you for visiting today!

  3. I love the Psalms. They show us how much we have to be thankful for. Thanks for sharing these 15 things. : )

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