Psalm 16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: In thy presence is fulness of joy; At thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Through the Lord Jesus Christ we have the path of life. He is the way, the truth, and the life. He gives us joy. Fullness of joy because our sins are forgiven and life is ours. We have joy because we know God. We know what He has done for us and we are grateful to Him for loving us and forgiving us.
Some may think that serving God is living a dreary life. They may consider that we give up so much for Him but the truth is that we have have learned that there is great joy. There are pleasures here and now and forever more through Jesus and what He has done in our lives.