1 Samuel 27:1 (NASB)
1 Then David said to himself, “Now I will perish one day by the hand of Saul. There is nothing better for me than to escape into the land of the Philistines. Saul then will despair of searching for me anymore in all the territory of Israel, and I will escape from his hand.”
According to 1 Samuel 27:7, David served under the Philistines for 16 months. For 16 months he neglected the Lord and refrained from writing psalms. He killed people who did not deserve to die. He concealed his iniquities. He even sought to join the Philistine army which meant he would fight against Israel.
This was a dark time in David’s life. He bought into the enemy’s schemes & lies began to dictate his life. He believed the lie that one day he would perish at the hand of Saul. He forgot that Samuel and Jonathan told him he would become King one day. Even Saul had proclaimed that one day David would become King. More importantly, God assured him that he would reign as King of Israel. Yet David immersed himself in affliction, believing he would die.
As inhabitants in a broken world, dark times are inevitable. However, God, by His Grace, redeems and restores! God would restore David & has the power to restore you in your darkest hour.