Psalm 3:4 “To the LORD I cry aloud, and he answers me from his holy hill.”
[Note, it is not past tense, “answered,” but “answers,” meaning all the time. You are the listening, answering God: all-present, all-seeing, all-knowing. In your faithfulness you are always there, you always answer as you see fit and in your time, you always know what is best. When trouble comes, you give the grace to go through it.
When David arrived at his place of safety while fleeing from Absalom, you had arranged that true friends would supply his needs of food, drink and shelter (2 Sam. 17:27-29). During the march, when being cursed, tired, discouraged, it didn’t look like much help was being given, but you were at work, doing what was right. So I can have confidence that you will answer in the issues before me, that are weighing on my mind. Praise you ahead of time for what you are doing and will do.
Selah [I must think about those truths concerning God’s faithfulness, power and goodness, and choose to trust in Him]
Psalm 3:5 “I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.”
[David did just that, even though he knew he would be pursued, he slept and awoke refreshed because you, O Lord, protected and kept him safe in the night.
So with us, you surround us like a wall, you hold back the enemy, you give us rest and keep us safe. I praise you, Lord, and thank you for your goodness and faithfulness. You surely are worthy of our worship and obedience.]