Even if we have no possessions, there is one thing for which we can always be [joyful]—that He has saved us from hell.
President Abraham Lincoln who proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens,” to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November.
Unfortunately, Thanksgiving Day had become the day of covetousness. The gods of America turned it to a day of idolatry.
David realized that the ultimate purpose of God’s testing was to bring him to everlasting life. Remember, your momentary afflictions are achieving an eternal glory that far outweighs them all (2 Corinthians 4:17)