Giving Thanks in All Circumstances

41 Affirmations for Giving Thanks in All Circumstances

Giving Thanks in All CircumstancesIn 1 Thessalonians, Paul tells us that giving thanks in all circumstances is more than a lofty goal. It is actually part of God’s will for our lives!

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

The push for cultivating gratitude definitely comes in seasonal waves!

Seeing that giving thanks in all circumstances is part of God’s will for us changes things. Clearly, showing gratitude should be a vital part of every day!

Cultivating Gratitude

So along with being open to God’s will for us, how do we practically develop an attitude of gratitude year-round?

For one, we can cultivate gratitude by simply paying attention! Evidence of God’s worthiness surrounds us. When we take time to notice and be present, God’s gifts have the power to recenter us and ground us in gratitude. Gratitude affirmations are one way to build this presence into our day, in a simple and practical way.

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The beautiful thing is that this doesn’t add to our To Do list. When something is in God’s will for us, we don’t have to struggle to make it happen on our own. God will strengthen us to accomplish every good work planned for us in advance! We only need to surrender our hearts and prayerfully set an intention!

We can and should support any spiritual growth with action. The included resources, affirmations and meditations within this post support your intention and bring gratitude to life.

Wherever you are in your growth, I hope you’ll feel supported with all of these resources!


Giving thanks in all circumstances

Gratitude Affirmations

Here are 41 gratitude affirmations for giving thanks in all circumstances! It goes without saying, but tweak these to your liking and tailor down the list to meet your needs. I’ve found the most reliable way to work affirmations into my day, is to include them in my morning routines.

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Affirmations Printable

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The Holistic Faith Lifestyle Subscriber Freebies page has several affirmation printables waiting on you!

Just subscribe at the bottom of this post for unlimited access!

Once you’re successfully subscribed you’ll have unlimited access to the Affirmations Printable shown here.

And because positive daily affirmations are so personal, you’ll also find blank Affirmation cards. Once you have an idea of the messages your heart needs to hear every day, be sure to download and customize this resource for yourself!

Happy Affirming!

Giving Thanks in All Circumstances

Giving thanks in all circumstances reminds us that we should give thanks even when it’s hard.

We must also remember to give proper credit to God when we’re standing on the highest peaks of success and joy! If we’re considering all of our circumstances, sunny days are definitely part of the equation!

The 41 Gratitude Affirmations that follow will support you in the spiritual discipline of giving thanks in all circumstances.


6 Gratitude Affirmations

Here are 6 gratitude affirmations that are general enough to cover every season and circumstance.

But don’t let “general” fool you. These are more than powerful and supportive enough for giving thanks in all circumstances!

  1. Every moment I am living brings opportunity.
  2. I actively seek opportunities to rejoice, pray and give thanks.
  3. I choose to be grateful.
  4. I watch in anticipation for God’s plans to unfold.
  5. I am rooted and built up in Christ.
  6. I overflow with hope and thanksgiving.

Side Note: These 6 Gratitude Affirmations are what’s included in the

Affirmation Printable highlighted above.

5 Gratitude Affirmations of Faith

Quoting God’s Word to ourselves reminds us of all we’ve been promised, boosting our faith and cultivating gratitude. It is hard not to give thanks when we consider all God has done for us!

  1. God’s power extends over my life and everything in it. (see Colossians 2:10)
  2. I am assured all things are working together for my good. (see Colossians 2:10)
  3. My Provider meets all of my needs. (see Philippians 4:19)
  4. No word from God will ever fail. (see Luke 1:37)
  5. The divine peace that was with Christ at Creation and Crucifixion is the same peace given to me. (see John 14:27)

5 Gratitude Affirmations for New Beginnings

New beginnings can, of course, leave us feeling shaky. Setting our hearts on God’s faithfulness to see us through automatically cultivates gratitude. We can safely rest in hopeful anticipation of whatever’s next!

  1. I approach this new beginning with power, love, and self-discipline (see 2 Timothy 1:7).
  2. I put my hope in God and my strength is renewed (see Isaiah 40:31).
  3. God started this good work and it will be completed in (me, my work, my family, etc.) (see Philippians1:6).
  4. With changes swarming around me, I anchor myself to God’s promises.  God’s truth grounds me in Hope (see Hebrews 6:19, 10:23).
  5. I confidently anticipate God’s good and beautiful plans (see Ecclesiastes 3:11).

5 Gratitude Affirmations for Worry

Worry can so easily steal our joy and our gratitude. Use these affirmations for worry to stay grounded in God’s truth and remind yourself that you’re not alone in what you face.

  1. I cast my anxiety on God because God cares for me (see 1 Peter 5:7).
  2. My soul is refreshed and I fear no evil (see Psalm 23:3-4).
  3. God’s own hand upholds me. There is nothing I fear with God by my side (see Isaiah 41:10).
  4. God values me and provides my every need. There is no need to worry (see Luke 12:22-34).
  5. Nothing is impossible with God (see Luke 1:37)!

5 Gratitude Affirmations for Stress

Stress is another big distractor that prevents us from fully enjoying our blessings. Use these affirmations for stress to acknowledge and release any situation over to God’s capable hands.

  1. I am strong and courageous. I will not be discouraged by the circumstances I face (see Joshua 1:9).
  2. My heart is guarded with peace (see Philippians 4:7).
  3. This stress will not crush me. Everything I encounter is being worked together for my good (see Romans 8:28).
  4. I am perplexed but not driven to despair. This is God’s power in me (see 2 Corinthians 4:7-9).
  5. Even in times of trouble, God’s promises delight me with gratitude (see Psalm 119:143).

5 Gratitude Affirmations for Health Anxiety

Just like other worry and stress, health anxiety is not something we can merely sweep away. Physical symptoms and medical outcomes are constant reminders and stress inducers.

There is one Provider who sees every need and is capable of ministering to us no matter the situation. These affirmations for health anxiety are powerful resets because they take our eyes off ourselves and the current situation and put the focus on the Ancient of Days; the One who Was, and Is, and Is To Come.

  1. I find soulful rest in the Lord my God (see Matthew 11:28-30).
  2. God’s strength in me allows me to live life well and be a blessing to others (see Hebrews 13:20-21).
  3. God restores my joy and it is good medicine (see Proverbs 17:22).
  4. I serve the Lord my God who blesses my food and water, and who takes away this sickness (see Exodus 23:25).
  5. I release all fear and worry, making room for gratitude and hope in Christ Jesus (see Luke 8:50).

5 Gratitude Affirmations to Start the Day

My favorite time to use affirmations is at the beginning of the day before any other messages work their way in! Utilizing affirmations to start the day lays a solid foundation and reminder to trust in God alone.

  1. Today, I am brimming with energy and overflowing with joy (see Isaiah 40:28-31, Romans 15:13).
  2. No matter what I face today, I know who I am and WHOSE I am (see Romans 8:31).
  3. God’s love and mercy are renewed for me every morning (see Lamentations 3:22-24).
  4. Above everything else today, I seek to please God and live in God’s holy presence at all times (see Psalm 27:4-5).
  5. I am empowered by God to do the work planned for me. I possess the qualities needed to be extremely successful. My work makes a difference (see Ephesians 2:10).

5 Gratitude Affirmations Before Bed

Using gratitude affirmations before bed clears the mind and allows for more restful sleep.

  1. I am thankful for every person I met today. I pray they rest easily tonight with a growing awareness of God’s love (see Ephesians 1:16-21).
  2. Though now I rest, God rejoices and sings in gladness over me (see Zephaniah 3:17).
  3. My sleep will be sweet. I rest peacefully knowing God’s great love never ends (see Proverbs 3:24, Psalm 107:1).
  4. “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Oh Lord, will keep me safe” (Psalm 4:8).
  5. My work is done for today and God promises me rest (see Matthew 11:28-29, Psalm 127:2).

Affirmations for Giving Thanks in All Circumstances

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

When we are rejoicing in the good we see and are praying throughout our day, God is able to do transformative work in our hearts; no matter the circumstance!

Unlimited Access: 

resources for giving thanks in all circumstances

As you set an intention to rejoice, pray and give thanks, I want to come alongside you and offer support with these resources.

Every post and resource at the Holistic Faith Lifestyle blog is created with you in mind as you seek sacred within your everyday routines!

To keep things organized, I have these resources tucked away in two spots.

#1:THe Subscriber Freebies Page

Freebies Include:

  • Gratitude Affirmations printable (that’s the pretty pink image previewed above!)
  • Blank Affirmation/Scripture Cards ~ simply download your favorite design and add the affirmations and/or scriptures that keep you grounded in gratitude!
  • Lunchbox Affirmation Cards for your student. These help you model giving thanks in every circumstance as you affirm the positive growth you see in your kiddo!
#2: the Guided Meditations page

Includes Meditations on:

  • Generating Loving Kindness
  • Trusting God for Goodness in All Things
  • Trusting God When It Hurts

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Cultivating gratitude takes intention.

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  1. Rachel I love how you encourage us to pay attention to God all around us! I started doing that a few years ago, and sometimes now I might appear to be going overboard, but I am now thanking God for everything little thing. And it seems the more I give Him thanks, the more He shows up! God is so good! I am blessed to be on this faith journey with you sweet friend! ❤

  2. Gratitude is definitely something we must cultivate in our lives and this post will definitely help people to activate gratitude in their lives and keep it going. God is so good and patient with us as we learn and grow.

    1. Yes! I love that you point out God’s patience as we cultivate gratitude. Whether we’re just starting to ponder, wondering if giving thanks in all things is even possible in our lives, or we’re prayerfully developing an attitude of gratitude, God meets us there. God can do so much even if we are just taking baby steps!

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