Grateful to God in Trials

Whenever God allows suffering into our lives it’s because he has something better for us. Of course, we don’t want to go through trials! But even in the midst of bad, painful circumstances when can choose to be thankful. Why? Because God “has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ” (Ephesians…

Gratitude Research

In recent years scientific research has validated the ancient wisdom of the Bible: “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.” (This is the most repeated verse in the Bible. See Psalm 136 for instance.) Today there is a whole school of psychology called “Positive Psychology.” (It’s related to Cognitive-Behavioral Psychology.)…

Thanksgiving Turkey and Prayer

“Let us come before the Lord with thanksgiving” (Psalm 95:2). At your Thanksgiving meal you have an opportunity to go beyond “saying grace” and “please pass the turkey” — you can celebrate the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday in a special way that unites family and friends in a celebration of God’s generosity. Some years…

Bible Verses on Thankfulness

What Bible verses on thankfulness are especially important for us to live by? I’ve made a study on this to grow in gratitude and also to share these verses with family and friends around our table at mealtimes, especially on Thanksgiving (see “Thanksgiving Turkey and Prayer“). The Virtue of Thankfulness To be thankful to God…