Jesus directly tells us that if we intend to genuinely live for him, He has to lead us! And, we are no longer in the driver's seat of life - "He is!"
We will at times enjoy life as we learn about Christ's love as He directs our path but, we will also taste the bitterness of pain and suffering that comes our way! Still, we are not to run from our trials and burdens; we are to embrace them.
As we hold tightly to the Lord and His leading, we will find that no matter where we are, Christ Jesus is right there with us. We can count on Him in times of joy as well as in times of sorrow!
It is only when we attempt to "take back the steering wheel of life" that our times of difficulty will override our ability to stay on a safe and clear pathway! Jesus, on the other hand will show us how to embrace our heartaches, because there are absolutely, "no short cuts in life!"
I think you will know exactly what I mean when you look to the cartoon below:
If we complain about the cross we bear and try to do things our way, we may find that we are not ready for any "dips in the road!" However, should we fall, trip or fail, Jesus understands our frailties and He will Never forsake us. He will make a way even when there seems to be no way!!