There are times when itís a struggle to smile, but smile anyway. We are to rejoice in the midst of trials. This is an important principle. The effects are profound because it keeps your eyes on God instead of the problem. Initially it might be a hard thing, but it will get easier as you endeavor. This causes confusion to the enemy because he realizes he can't distract you with the problem. The whole point is to distract you from the Lord's glory.
Allow the Lord to get glory in your trials. This is an intrigal part of your foundation, the rock that sustains you through any storm. Learn how to stand in the storm and not sink. Don't try to solve everything. Allow the Lord some time to handle the things you can not. Don't let the pressures of life cause you to faint or get so anxious that you forget to WAIT upon the Lord's solutions, directions, instructions, counsel.
I have come to realize that there are times when my life might have been much more peaceful, and joyful if I'd learned to just WAIT upon the Lord. I have learned that waiting is not a passive action; it is an active passion, a labor of love if you will. Waiting is an essential part of your foundation. Don't allow your very foundation to be shaken because you lack patience, or perseverance to Wait upon the Lord.
Many times people will impose unnecessary pressures upon you to act. This is where you must stand your ground. Many times people want to tell you what you should do in any given situation. But you must be determined to WAIT upon the Lord's counsel, especially if itís a tough situation that you have turned over to Him. If you have infact turned it over to Him, itís probably best that you avoid discussing it too openly with others.
Sure He can often send people to be helpful, but be careful to discern if itís the Lord's solution or a false alarm/rescue/resolution. Walk in expectations that the Lord will resolve your dilemmas. "He knows what we have need of."
"Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint."