What if God were much kinder and even more good than we could imagine? I think of recent experiences with my newborn. After a week of little to no sleep from struggling with a child who could barely hold down her milk without gagging, crying or vomiting, I remember looking at her through bleary eyes at some arbitrary dark hour and thinking, ‘I would sacrifice even more if it ensured that you get all the nourishment you need.’ Consider, then, a very striking verse from the mouth of Jesus regarding the Father’s thoughts toward us, ‘If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!’ (Matthew 7:11)
Why does God sometimes not answer our prayers?