Read John 12.10-18
From verses 10-11, we know (and have known) that the chief priests have been conspiring to kill Jesus. But verse 12 is sort of a plot twist. As Jesus was coming into Jerusalem, the people threw down palm branches to make way for the Lord and cried Hosanna to praise Him.
Jesus knew the time was coming for His death, but the people were praising Him because they thought He was coming as a literal ruler to break them from Roman rule. As per usual, the people were looking for an immediate and physical fix to their problems. Jesus was trying to point them to the eternal solution.
Unfortunately, this is how society treats Jesus today. They want Jesus to heal, fix, and give RIGHT NOW! And those Jesus can do these things and does answer prayers, it is so important for Christians to remember that the end game is saving souls from an eternity separated from God. We shouldn't let our praise to God be situational and only when we think He has done well by us and “earned” it. We should praise God continually.
Each breath is a gift, and each day is a blessing, even in impossibly hard situations. Compared to eternity, when we look back at our lives now, we will see how quick this life was even if it feels like forever now.