So Jesus explained, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does. For the Father loves the Son and shows him everything he is doing. In fact, the Father will show him how to do even greater works than healing this man. Then you will truly be astonished.” John 5:19-20 (NLT)

Sometimes the Holy Spirit acts in our lives after we have been asking, and sometimes the Spirit acts “out of the blue”, surprising us with His power. In either case, it is important that we have a listening attitude, so we are ready to live out God’s will as He speaks. So don’t give up on God, because He certainly isn’t giving up on you.