In Psalm 100 we are called to be thankful:
Psalms 100:1 A Psalm of praise. Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
We receive many blessings from God, for all of which we ought to praise him. But here the psalmist points particularly to three of the chief causes for thanksgiving: the LORD is good, his mercy is everlasting, and his truth endureth to all generations.
We have before asked our brethren if there is a part of this verse that they do not believe. We must ask this because many no longer believe that God's word, his truth, has been preserved.
But if we call this into doubt, we lose one of our chiefest causes of thanksgiving. If God's truth is not preserved, then we are yet in darkness. We cannot comprehend him, and must surely also doubt his mercy and goodness. For would a good and merciful God leave his children without his truth?
And so this Thanksgiving, let us not be perplexed by God's lack of goodness and mercy toward us in supposedly failing to preserve his word. Let us heed the admonition of scripture, and be thankful for God's enduring truth. For his mercy, and his goodness.
Let us believe his preserved words unto the praise of his name. Let us be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good, his mercy is everlasting, and his truth endureth to all generations.
We are surely thankful for this this Thanksgiving. Are you?