Is It Possible That God Gives Us What We Need Rather Than What We Want? How could loneliness ever be considered a gift, a blessing? Common sense tells us that God will give us what we pray for, you know, what we think we want from life. Uncommon sense reminds us he will always give us what we need, even if it doesn’t seem so. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.