Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make straight your paths.
When does the Lord make our paths straight?
When we acknowledge Him! That’s it! Not when we struggle to be good. Not when we become a missionary or remain (though none of that is bad and goes unrewarded). Not if and when we hear Him calling to us. Even in silence if we acknowledge Him, His promise is that He makes our paths straight.
You may not see it happening or feel that way, but that is a promise. Acknowledge Him in everything you do, draw closer to Him, trust in Him even if nothing makes sense and He will be working, He will be leading you down a straight path.
Now, this path may be so forested that you can’t see the destination, or maybe even the path itself, but it doesn’t matter.
As you walk, lead by the savior, enjoy your conversation with Him, thank Him for His guidance, admire His creation and if there’s fear, remind your heart and mind that He’ll be with you when you reach the darkest parts of your path.