David dedicated a season of his life to making stupid, idiotic, godless decisions. Yes, David! King David! The man after God’s own heart suppressed his wrongdoing and paid a steep price for doing so. He later described it this way: “When I refused to confess my sin, my body wasted away, and I groaned all day long. . .my strength evaporated like water in the summer heat” (Psalm 32:3-4.)
Sin’s reality replaced sin’s euphoria. He finally prayed, “LORD, do not forsake me; do not be far from me, my God. Come quickly to help me, my Lord and my Savior” (Psalm 38:21-22). Bury misbehavior and expect pain—period! You cannot escape the misery it creates, unless you pray as David did: “Come quickly to help me, my Lord and my Savior.” Then, grace will come.
From God is With You Every Day – Max Lucado