A thankful heart...That is the secret. Every day wake up and thank the Lord for all the good things in your life. Continue this practice throughout the day. When you focus on all the good things in life, you will be happy. This is why God tells us to dwell on the lovely, pure, good, and holy.
It is not what you have that is important. It is what you believe and God never fails and He never forgets. Reminding ourselves who is in control gives us peace. He is on His throne. NOTHING happens to us unless He allows it and He will use it for our good. He is worthy of our trust. If we keep a thankful, joyful heart, and learn to trust God, we will have peace all of the time.
It is not the problems, but how you meet them that counts. You do your part, and God will do the rest. When you need a job, get up off the couch and look diligently, then God will do His part. When you need a home, pray continually and start looking for one, then God will do His part. If you want a spouse, pray and keep your eyes and possibilities open, then God will do His part. He is faithful.
He that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
The words in bold are taken from a book entitled, First We Have Coffee by Margaret Jensen.