Someone asked me, 'Why are you always smiling?', and I replied, 'God is good'. Then that person said," He is good to me too", so I asked, 'Why you always uptight?'
You cant fake this thing.
If Jesus gives us joy that surpasses all understanding, it aught to shine through. That doesn't mean that trials and tribulations won't touch us, or shake us a little.
It certainly doesn't mean that your trials or tribulations are greater than, or less than anyone else's. Whatever you are going through or have gone through, it cannot be compared or measured to what someone else is going through, because we all go through. There is a cross for everyone. The Lord will not put on us anything unbearable. If its happening to you, you can bear it. God said so.
The winds blow, and the rain falls; we shall not be moved.
Not moved to confusion, worry, fear, or helplessness.
We know that all of our help comes from the Lord.
The reason I am smiling all the time is because I know I travel, and go through with Jesus. His grace leads me and His mercy follows me.
Hebrews 13:5 says...Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
God is with us. We don't have to wish we were more like Susan, or John because we really don't know what they are going through. Why?, because Susan and John have learned to trust in the Lord Who keeps a smile on their face.