When Jesus came to earth, he experienced both joy and sorrow. He was willing for our sake to endure the horrors of the cross. He has sent ahead of us a “cloud of witnesses” – others who have lived through joys and sorrows of their own.
As we keep our eyes on Jesus, we can enjoy more of the joys and live stronger through the sorrows. Many have done it before, and more will continue. God has made it possible.