Anyone can smile and sing when things are going great. The true test of my faith is to smile and sing when I am in the midst of a trial in my life.
It brings a smile to God’s heart when we express trust in Him even when our circumstances seem contrary to what we have always believed about Him. It encourages ourselves and others when we declare our love for God and confidence in Him during these times. The attached song by Matt Redman sums this up.