When it Looks Like G-d Isn’t Doing Anything

Sometimes when my youngest son gets hungry, he can be as ravenous as a little lion; I can barely get food prepared quickly enough to satisfy him. One day, recently, I was heating up some soup on the stove and baking corn muffins to serve to my three littles for lunch. I was piddling around the kitchen, putting away dishes, and waiting for the timer to go off, and my youngest boy, whiningly said to me, “Make my lunch!”

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Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

“I am making your lunch; it’s being heated up right now. It will be done in,” looking at the timer, “five minutes.” He perceived that I wasn’t actively cooking and that I was not providing for his needs, when, in fact, I was.

How often do we do this to our heavenly Father? Has this ever happened to you: You ask Him to provide for some need, and then when you don’t see it materialize before your eyes right away, you assume that He’s said “no”, He doesn’t care, He’s forgotten, or He’s ignoring you? But is this true?

If we believe the Bible, then we must accept that and believe that G-d is love, and that He is a good Father.

What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” (Luke 11:11-13)

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. (James 1:17)

So the next time we feel like He’s not heard our cry, let’s remember, the old adage, “Good things come to those who wait.” We will never be disappointed with what He has prepared for us, if we will wait on His perfect time.


  • I learned so much about God’s profound love for us when I became a parent. I had an experience very similar to yours. My daughter was seated in her highchair in the breakfast room. I was in the kitchen, just out of sight, preparing her juice. Suddenly she yelled, “Juice!” I moved into her view and said, “I’m making your juice,” and then continued my task. A few seconds later she yelled for juice again. “I know you want juice, sweetheart, I’m making it.” On it went for the next minute or two until the juice was delivered. “Why can’t she just trust that I’m making it even when she can’t see me making it,” I thought with a bit of exasperation. And then I thought about God.

    • Love it! haha, Abba is so good at getting our attention through our relationships. 🙂