Good, bad, happy, sad, overjoyed, mad, depressed, glad, and any and every emotion in between
We've all probably experienced them all. No matter what we are feeling, though, we still are to have one mindset: seek God. This is how positive emotions turn to praise and negative emotions gain purpose. Since God makes "all things work together for the good of those who love Him" (Romans 8:28), we can know He is at work every moment of our lives.
Seeking isn't a word we use too often. It is more devoted than just looking or thinking. Seeking makes me thing of a desire of the heart, deeper than what we can show on the surface. Truly connecting with God happens when we set out hearts on finding how He is at work in a situation.
These verses also imply that sometimes, in order for God to work, we have to go to Him first. If we don't mean what we pray or say, God knows. We can fool people, but we can't fool God. Just like we don't like to work with people who aren't going to put in full effort and aren't really sold on their cause, God wants our full dedication. He is more than glad to offer His grace and mercy if we are first willing to accept His ways.
There's nothing else we need. Seeking Christ is more rewarding than seeking any goal, job, title, grade, scholarship, friendship, team, or anything else we may strive for in life. By seeking Him before all these things, He will help us be right where we need to be with just what we need to have, as well as peace and joy. All we have to do is simply seek Him.