David was running for his life. He was reaping the Discipline of God for his sin against Uriah and Bathsheba but most importantly against God. He acknowledged the justness of God’s discipline and gave himself completely to God. His faith was in God, not in what God might or might not do.
Lord my sin is great, your discipline is just. Give me strength to trust you and not give up or try to lean unto my own understanding.
David’s prayers were honest and transparent before God. He brought his fears, doubts, disappointments and failures to God. He sought for guidance on his selection of friends and counselors. David asked for discernment to understand the Word of God and to recognize the traps of satan’s false ways.
How we need this wisdom today. Satan has disguised himself as an angel of light and is leading many astray. Instead of new way we must be asking for the “old paths.” The problem in today’s church and with today’s people is that we want to use the world’s ways to do God’s work. Holiness and the Holy Spirit have been laid aside for intellect and publicity. Jesus simply and profoundly said the when we lift Him up all men would be drawn unto Him, by the Holy Spirit and not our methods and slickness!