Quote from the wisdom of Rick Godejohn:
"All we have to do is stay on the path, and we'll never have to take the same step twice."
It reminds me of Eugene Peterson saying that God desires from us 'A long obedience in the same direction.' Lots of wisdom there...
Also, Rick says that the greatest reality of low times is the ability to praise God in that low moment -- relational health, physical health, questions of guidance, disease, bills, etc. -- if we can praise God without clearly seeing Him, His presence makes up the difference. Then, we come to the high points, and our sight clears: yes, God was there in the valley! Life is a cycle of these low and high points, but the challenge is to not waste the low moments, but actually embrace them as divinely ordained steps to higher revelation of God.