I heard a person describe life with this analogy.
Life without God is like riding a bike uphill. You have to push yourself and work hard to make any progress. And you never seem to crest the top.
Life with God is like riding a bike downhill. You still must be alert and watch out for danger, but the ride is much easier. You will need to decide the exact path you will take, but most of the work is being driven by a force outside yourself. And you never seem to reach the bottom.
I know there are ways this analogy falls apart. Sometimes our experiences seem to prove it wrong. But overall, the general concept is valid. There are divine forces at work that we have no control over that are powering us through each leg of our journey. So often, we need to stop peddling so arduously and let God move us through the seasons of life.