I recently heard a gal say sometimes she has to put on a brave face for the day. I have experienced that feeling! But I fall back on some things the Lord has taught me.
First, look up. The Lord is my help.
Second, ask for grace. I have this saying taped to my computer monitor: “Father, I ask for and receive grace for this day” to remind me to ask for some. Recently I have added “I ask for wisdom, inspiration, courage for this day.”
Third. Back in the 90’s I sold Mary Kay cosmetics. I cherish a phrase I learned from my sales manager and apply it to my life every day. “Get rid of your stinkin’ thinkin!” Stinking thinking is anything that makes your life sour. It starts with self pity and leads to fear. (I used to be the Queen of Self Pity!)
With Jesus I am an overcomer. Sometimes life seems an obstacle course but Jesus is my team mate! YAY!