Disobedience to the voice of God brings desolations, but obedience unlocks pleasant places. The Lord doesn’t invite us to follow Him unless He’s leading us into pleasant places. Now what we see as pleasant and what He calls pleasant in the beginning may not look, sound or feel the same, however if you keep following you will find the journey with Him very pleasant.
He loves to walk with us through a variety of landscapes in order for our hearts to learn that He is our delight not the location or the landscape. When I was engaged my now husband asked me, if its you, me and a bowl of rice is that enough for you? I said in response, yes because if its me and you that’s enough for me. The Lord wants to know the same thing, “Am I enough for you?” If the answer of your heart is yes, obedience to Him comes easy, for He is the reward.
Hebrews 11:6 “Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.”