When Jacob learned that there was grain in Egypt, he said to his sons, "Why do you just keep looking at each other?" He continued, "I have heard that there is grain in Egypt. Go down there and buy some for us, so that we may live and not die."
... Now Joseph was the governor of the land, the person who sold grain to all its people.
(Recording artist Derek Webb)
God is in control. "God's plan is not always efficiency". Love is not efficient. God's plan is based on his desire to be near us and love us.