Following the death of his baby, David did not run away from God but he immediately went to the tabernacle to worship God and found the restoration and forgiveness he sorely needed. David knew that it was better for him to fall to God’s hand than any man’s for God’s mercy is greater.
In the latter story we know that God then restored David and Bathsheba with a second son who was none other than Solomon. Solomon was the wisest and richest man who ever lived; he shared the same ancestral line with Christ Jesus and was also given the privilege to build the temple of the Lord.
Turning our mourning into dancing is God’s forte.
Sometimes when we can’t forgive our own selves for the shame or guilt of our mistakes, we ought to turn to God immediately for comfort and restoration. God showed David great mercy and restoration after his sin; HE enabled David to have a fresh start and graced him for a better life ahead.
Let us fall into the hand of the Lord, for his mercy is great; but let me not fall into the hand of man.