Good Morning Sisteren,
This Christian journey is quite interesting, exhilarating, bumpy, difficult, and joyous. The more I walk on this path that I have chosen for myself the more I realize it will always be all of the above adjectives. I am learning to accept the difficulties and bumps as normal and expected. If your journey has no bumps then you are probably on the wrong path. Therefore, the joy cannot come from a bumpless path, the joy comes from knowing I am not on this path all by myself but I have my sisters (and brothers) who understand and are walking the same path with me. The most joy comes from knowing God is watching and waiting and helping each of us every step of the way. Where ever you are in your journey I pray that you find comfort knowing you are not alone (even though sometimes it feels that way).