However, when reflected upon in totality, there should be joy in living. It has never been God's intent for us to live a life of consistent misery and grief. The joy that you experience should be as a result of knowing who you serve and knowing that as a child of God, you have direct access to the blessings that He is willing to freely give.
“The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and He addeth no sorrow with it.”
Proverbs 10:22 KJV
"Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have."
Philippians 4:11 NLT
Doing things on our own or outside of God's will is when we fall into bondage. When we are ungrateful about our path of life and we try to expedite processes and make decisions without talking to God, we fall into bondage. As a result of our own efforts, what we call a blessing becomes bondage.