“Then David arose from the earth, …and came into the house of the Lord, and worshiped. II Samuel 12:20. Everyone who prays has felt the disappointment of an un-granted request. Our response at a time like this is a matter of great importance. We may either turn against God or be drawn closer to Him. King David didn’t receive his request when he asked that the life of his small son be spared. He pleaded earnestly with God to withdraw the penalty for his sin with Bath-Sheba. Yet the answer was no, and the child died. In response, David put on his best garments and worshiped God in the temple. Instead of rebelling, he said with assurance that someday he would be reunited with his son. When God doesn’t give you what you ask for, choose the path of humble submission. Yield in faith to the Lord, and He’ll give you peace and joy.