As one reads through Psalm 3, one can sense that there is thankfulness here to God from David. David prays to god for help from his son Absalom. David fears him as he begins to rule the land. After David flees the land, the next morning David writes Psalm 3, to thank God for a save passage through the night. During the verse, one can feel a sense that David is so frightened that he trust so much in the Lord that he asks him to be his shield, as protection from all that can harm him. After David asked for help, he lay down and went to self, knowing that the Lord has heard his pray and is assured that he will be there for him. The next, morning David awoke and felt the true presence of God. He felt as though he could stand before his enemies without fail. God would be right by is side as he was before. David understood why God helped him and that he would not let his people down. It is nice to know that by praying God is listening. But it makes one wonder why he doesn’t answer so many prayers. If God was out to help his people, aren’t their prayers worthy of fulfilment. David was lucky to have had a God that would save him from the wrong doings of his own son. There are many things that one can not explain about God, it is certainly perplexing not to know if he really is listening. Is it that he has selective hearing? Or is it just that the ones asking for help aren’t worthy. But, if that were the case, I can explain as a parent sits along side a hospital bed and watch there child suffers with cancer. And yet, down the hall another parent sits along a bedside and their child is making a wonderful recovery. Why some and not others?