Your Thanksgiving will likely not be as traumatic. But being around extended family with all of the relational issues that families can create can cause stress of its own. Sometimes we lose sight of the things we about which we are thankful in the midst of all of the chaos.
It is hard to remember that all that we have both the good and the bad come into our lives for a purpose. That is the basis for Paul’s exhortation to us in 1 Thessalonians 5:18. The exhortation is “all things,” not just the things that we think are good. All things.