God is more concerned about who we are than what we do. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
What a great place to start when we are looking for God’s will for our lives. It does not say be happy it says to rejoice always. I am not always happy in my circumstances but I can always be joyful in the Lord and who He is.
Praying without ceasing is simply to be in communication with God constantly. It does not mean to assume the position of prayer (whatever that is?) close my eyes and pray. it means I simply to talk with God and allow him to talk with me.
Giving thanks in everything does not mean I enjoy my trial and thank God for them. It means that I thank God even in my trials not for them. Again I focus on Him and who He is not the trial or circumstance that I am going through.
I need to rest assured that He is God and in total control of all things and I can rejoice in Him, communicate with Him, and gives thanks to Him because of who He is.