“I have declared my ways, and you heard me.”
David was thrilled that when he confessed his sin, God heard him. David had seen the terror and miserable end of King Saul, whose confession and pleas for help God would not hear: “And when Saul enquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets” (1Sam. 28:6).
Saul, desperate and alone, at the end, resorted to a witch for help, and he explained why: “I am sore distressed, for the Philistines make war against me, and God is departed from me, and He answers me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams” (1Sam. 28:15).
May God give us the wisdom to “seek the LORD while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near” (Isa. 55:6).