It's a scripture I've read many times. Maybe you have, too. I always subconsciously assume that a straight path signifies an easy path. If I surrender my way to the Lord, He's going to make the way easy, but as I've been praying through an issue recently, I've had new insight.
As a runner, I don't find any road easy. Whether it is straight or curved, hilly or flat, it is still effort.
A straight road does not mean an easy road.
A straight road can be long. When I begin, I don't often know what I'll find at the end.
But when I travel a straight road I have no question about the direction I'm heading.
When the Lord promises us a straight road, He does not guarantee ease, but He does promise that He will make our direction clear.