The first secret for a happy life is to overcome worry: “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything” (vs. 6). The way to stop worrying is to start praying. Instead of worrying about it, pray about it.
And if you pray about everything, then there’s not anything left to worry about! Worry can’t reside where prayer abides!
The second secret for a happy life is to let God enable you to accomplish His will: “I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength” (vs. 12-13). If your circumstances are good, then rejoice and give God praise and thanks. If your circumstances are bad, then trust God for strength to persevere.
The point is, the circumstances that you find yourself in don’t matter so much. What really matters is that Christ gives you the strength to accomplish God’s will through your life regardless of the circumstances.
Put these two secrets together and you will find happiness because when you pray about everything, then God gives you the strength to do everything to accomplish His will for your life!