In this Thanksgiving season, we should thank the Lord when we have prayed prayers of affliction and the Lord blessed in a special way. Looking at the account of Hannah and the subsequent birth of Samuel, we see both the prayer of affliction and then the prayer of thanksgiving. But if our prayers are not answered in the way we expect, we need to learn contentment in any state in our life. Godliness with contentment is great gain. May we lay hold on the true riches of godly living and being content in any state we are in.
Preached at Tyler PBC (Tyler, TX) on 11/26/2023.