I was recently reading out of 2 Samuel 22 when I came across a verse that really stood out.
2 Samuel 22: 37
"You have made a wide path for my feet
to keep them from slipping."
In the verses preceding this David is praising God for how he has continually strengthened and supported him during moments of trial and stress. As I read this and continued to think about it I realized that God really does want us to succeed in living righteously. He's not a big, mean God sitting up on his throne expecting perfection and criticizing our every fault. Instead He's right beside us and even enabling us to follow through with his expectations. Not wanting our feet to slip off the path of walking in His will, His purposes, and His design for our lives.
Granted Jesus said we live on a narrow road that is difficult and tough to navigate. (Matt 7:13-14) Meaning that living a life sold out for God and his plan isn't always a cake walk. Making choices to live a righteous and holy lifestyle aren't always the easy and popular decisions. But at the same time he's giving us the necessities to walk that path. It can be said best by a quote that I heard a long time ago, "that whatever God is asking you to do, he will enable you to achieve."