Here are a few Scriptures to Prepare Your heart for Thanksgiving
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
Anxiety might be one of the biggest things that detracts us from a heart of thanks. When the heart is full of concern, uneasy feelings, and worry about the future, it is difficult to hash through the struggle to see all we have to be thankful for. Perhaps this is one of the reasons the Bible reminds us to first not be anxious about anything, for then the heart is prepared for giving thanks.
• Psalm 28:7
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.”
Until the heart is surrendered to the Savior, offering up praise and thanks will be difficult. But when the heart fully and completely trusts in the Lord, it’s well conditioned to lift and magnify God. This is when the heart sings, the mind is free, and life feels better. When we trust the Lord in all things, we recognize Him helping us through all things.
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning: great is your faithfulness.”
Here in the Old Testament we find a nugget of truth tucked into a book full of grief. The beautiful reminder we hold is that even in the darkest of times, even in the hardest of circumstances, God’s love doesn’t stop. His faithfulness doesn’t pause. Every single day we wake up, there is fresh mercy ready to be received. So we say, “Thank you, Lord!”