I really enjoy Philip Yancey, and these insights from his book Vanishing Grace are no exception.  (from the section on being “grace dispensers”, p 112)
….Many questions that we throw at God return to us like a boomerang.  Consider for example the excellent question, “Why doesn’t God do something about global hunger?” The angels’ words after Jesus’ ascension echo through the centuries: “Why do you stand here looking into the sky?”  We, Jesus’ followers are the agents assigned to carry out God’s will on earth.  Too easily we expect God to do something forus when instead God wants to do it through us.
My question to God following reading this was, “God, what do you want to do through me?”
The reply, “That is why I am teaching you to rest —  so I can stir your passions and so you can actually hear me when I speak.”

Point taken, God.