Now read Psalm 66:12. The last phrase is the focus. The psalmist praises God for bringing us through refining into abundance (in the NASB a place of is supplied by the committee, it is not in the original).
This has been a challenge for me in my prayer this week. It has reminded me that I am to be thankful for ALL that the Lord brings my way. That includes the fourfold means of refining in Psalm 66:10 – 12.
When times are hard, when things are not going well, I need to remember who is in control and what His goals are for me, my refining.
Then I need to give thanks.