Puritans have gotten a bad rap throughout the ages but one thing they have going for them is their view of God. Have you ever read their writings? Or their prayers? They took God seriously.
For example, this Puritan prayer
Heavenly Father, if I should suffer need, and go unclothed, and be in poverty, make my heart prize Thy love, know it, be constrained by it, though I be denied all blessings. It is Thy mercy to afflict and try me with wants, for by these trials I see my sins, and desire severance from them. Let me willingly accept misery, sorrows, temptations, if I can thereby feel sin as the greatest evil, and be delivered from it with gratitude to Thee, acknowledging this as the highest testimony of Thy love.
They didnt demand stuff. All they wanted was to praise and appreciate anything that God gave them, trials or material things. Folks today would do well to emulate the Puritans. To count it for joy all trials, all deprivations. To praise Him in all things.