"Thank God" is More Than Just a Phrase
When we ask what does the Bible say, we have to keep a few things in mind. The common expression "Thank God" is actually a pretty helpful piece of advice. Most people ask God for a lot in prayer, but when it comes time to thank God... Well, there are crickets chirping. And it's not like it's even hard to thank God. We say thank you all the time throughout the day: to hired help, family, etc. Why is it so hard to thank God?
We're not alone in forgetting to thank God. Even in the Bible, there are countless examples of ingratitude. There are 150 psalms, and yet only four directly thank God for what He's done. Jesus healed ten lepers, but only one returned to thank God for what He had done through Jesus. However, in spite of the bad examples, the Bible still wants us to acknowledge what He's done for us with gratitude.
It's not that hard to thank God. We don't need an elaborate ritual. It can be as simple as saying thank you. It can also be more elaborate. For example, if God blesses us with abundance, we can thank God by then giving of our abundance to help others. Other areas we thank God are for family, friends, money, health, the beauty of nature, and really anything. Sometimes people will publicly thank God in the newspaper or on the internet. This too is fine. In the end, the manner of thanksgiving isn't as important as that we remember to thank God.
It's that easy. What are you waiting for?