Sometimes we receive miracles we never knew we needed or wanted.
God who knows everything always has our best interests in the forefront of the battle.
There are many times when we do not ask God for something, and He blesses us with a beyond than perfect blessing.
One example is from the contemporary Christian artist Natalie Grant. She tells of how her and her husband had difficulty baring kids. After treatments, they had twins. The doctors told her and her husband that they would no longer be able to have any more children. She was blessed with another child after she was told this by the doctor. She now says she likes to say that her little girl is the blessing that she never prayed for.
It is in these instances when one hears stories like this that remind us that God is always in control. He sees us and gives us blessings when we follow His word. This is why we thank Him. This is why we praise Him. This is why we can say He is the one true Christ.