It is possible that a person has a need for something so he earnestly prays and requests Allah for it, until the sweetness of asking and imploring Allah is opened for him. So he enjoys being humbled before Him and he cuts off any relationship or hope for good from anyone else – all of which would never have occured had it not been for his need.
So it is possible that what good has come about because of this state of his is even greater and more pleasing to him than the actual need (that was the cause of such a state), to such an extent that he wishes to continue in this state and prefers it over the actual fulfilment of his need.
Some of those that have recognised (the signs of Allah) have stated :
“Sometimes I have a certain need that I wish to ask Allah so I ask him earnestly. Then, I find that the door of dialogue opens up for me and I recognise Allah more (i.e become more aware of him) and feel humbled before him due to which I prefer that the answer to my prayer be delayed so that this state may continue.”