We are instructed in the Bible to be thankful. If we are honest, this can be sometimes difficult to do when we look at our circumstances. However, if we focus on God’s character and His promises, we can develop a grateful heart. There are over 8000 promises in the Bible. When I learned of this many years ago, I thought about seeking out 31 promises. With my Bible in hand, I found 31 promises I wanted to learn, typed them out, glued them to construction paper in the size of 3 x 5 cards, and laminated each one. For many years, we began our day with a short prayer and promise from God.
Here are 7 promises from that group of 31 that I wrote out. If you would like the complete list, I would happy to send it to you via email. Go to the CONTACT/FREE RESOURCES to let me know you would like the list. As we focus on God’s character and His unfailing promises, may we be thankful.
You are my hiding place;
you will protect me from trouble
and surround me with songs of deliverance.
You will keep in perfect peace
him whose mind is steadfast,
because he trusts in you.
“For I know the plans I have for you,”
declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
The LORD is good,
a refuge in times of trouble.
He cares for those who trust in him. Nahum 1:7
And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28:20
The LORD will guide you always.
The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him.