I've learned that our lives are measured on faith and works - On the direction we're heading and the steps we're taking to get there.
To ponder is to think about something carefully; especially before deciding or concluding.
How long do you think it took Heavenly Father to ponder about this earth we live on? How long do you think it took him to ponder about each one of us? About every single living thing He has created over time? How long do you think it took Him to ponder over the way everything would work and cycle and what would make the world go round? How long do you think it took Him to ponder about what exactly would have to happen in order for us to return to Him eventually? How long do you think He pondered over who He'd send? Over who would die for us? How long to do you think He pondered before turning away from His Only Begotten Son as He suffered for each one of us?
How long do you think it take Him to ponder over our prayers to Him? How long do you think it takes Him to ponder over sending His blessings or comforting our fears or healing our wounds?
I bet it doesn't take Him too long...