Psalm 55:6, 7 “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest. Indeed, I would wander far off, And remain in the wilderness.”

The Absalom revolt not only destroyed David’s relationship with his manipulating son, but others who were swayed and sucked into the conspiracy plot.  The references David makes in verses 12 – 14 of a friend, companion, acquaintance, fellow worshipper deals with another.  It very well could have been that Ahithophel is the one David refers, whoever it was the pain was excruciating.

David wanted to escape, find a place he could go and never have to deal with these kinds of issues again.  We know that didn’t happen, as Absalom’s insurrection was thwarted, costing him his life and reputation.  David returns to Jerusalem for the remainder of his reign.

How did David endure, make it through this difficult season of his life, second only to the transgression with Bathsheba?

He cried out to the Lord with passion and desperation (vs. 16 – 18).

How passionate and desperate are we in our seasons of prayer?  In the context of our current culture, these are two essential keys unlocking the windows of heaven for the commissioning of angelic assistance.

Don’t escape, face the situation with passion and desperation!