Do you feel that sometimes you feel more distant and estranged from God because life keeps getting in the way. More obstacles arise; you try really hard to keep your head above your tasks, deadlines, meetings, house work but to no avail. Maybe you have stepped so far into sin that you don't think that even God can help you now. You think that you're so far gone that you are not even worth saving.
King David's son Absalom killed his sisters rapist. Instead of returning to the palace, to his father, he fled to a different city. All this time (3 years) "...the spirit of the king longed to go to Absalom, for he was consoled concerning Absalom's death" (2 Samuel 13:39). He didn't want him to stay away or punish himself or ignore what happened. He was his son. Joab , the commander of the army used a wise woman to talk to King David to bring back his son to him, "But God does not take away life, instead, he devises ways to that a banished person may not remain estranged from him." (2 Samuel 14:14)
God makes a way for us to get out of the situation we are in. He don't desert us and leave us to our own mean, but he constantly seeks us and gives us opportunity after opportunity to come back to The King of Kings and sit at his feel with so shame, guilt, fear… and sin-free because of Jesus Christ.
2 Samuel 14:14
Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But that is not what God desires; rather, he devises ways so that a banished person
Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.