We love because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19)
These things are usually said with very good intentions and meant as encouragement, but I feel like it’s important that Christians spread biblical encouragement.
It’s so much easier to ignore our calling and chase what everyone else is doing. It’s easier to push away our gifts when they don’t seem to be on trend. It’s easier to not be passionate about certain causes because no one else is. We don’t want to be the outlier.
The feeling of happiness is based on emotions that can change like the wind, but holiness is a dedicated act of worship day in and day out.
The darkness will soon be chased away by His Light. The Lamb will come as the Conqueror to win the war; the Lion will come as the Healer to set all of Creation back into its intended order; and the Slain will come as the King, into whose royal family we are adopted as sons and daughters.
So why does the Lord call us to pray, when He already knows the answer? I believe it has less to do with the situational outcome and more to do with our eternal outcome.