So all throughout life we hear the the way to heaven is straight and narrow. We must not leave this path or else we cannot return. This is true! Some fail to mention, though the path is straight, it DOES NOT mean that it is flat. Whoever thought that the straight and narrow was flat is sadly mistaken.
The real straight and narrow has many ups and downs, potholes, quicksand, obstacles, low branches and even a few gaps you must jump! It's not always easy, but always possible!
One of my favorite quotes...
“One’s life cannot be both faith-filled and stress-free. Therefore, how can you and I really expect to glide naively through life, as if to say, ‘Lord, give me experience, but not grief, not sorrow, not pain, not opposition, not betrayal, and certainly not to be forsaken. Keep from me, Lord, all those experiences which made Thee what Thou art! Then let me come and dwell with Thee and fully share Thy joy!’ Real faith is required to endure this necessary but painful developmental process.”
-Neal A. Maxwell
All along the path there is one thing for certain, Jesus Christ is right by your side coaching and encouraging you along the way! You are NEVER alone and He NEVER will leave you in the dark! He led the way from the beginning and is there to help and guide you on YOUR path back to God! He knows and loves you. He knows how you feel. Turn to Him for help in your rough times and trials and always remember to SMILE :)