I can only imagine what Noah must have thought when God asked, no, told him that he would build an Ark and load it up with animals of every species two by two. Yet he did what he was told because he was completely obedient to almighty God.
Why can’t prayer be quick and easy? Sometimes it is. However, as we persist in bringing our cares to God, prayer changes us. It grows our souls. It draws us into an intimate conversation with our Father in heaven.
Just as we know that Judas’ betrayal, no matter how necessary it was, hurt Jesus. We also know that his rejection by those he was closest to—his friends and family—hurt just as much. However, this did not stop Jesus. This did not keep Him from pressing forward with His mission.