After he found himself in great distress, David finally surrendered to God and made the following wise decisions: 1) he strengthened himself in the Lord 2) inquired of the Lord 3) obeyed the Lord & 4) imitated the Lord by showing grace. Even though David was in complete compromise, God spared his life as well as all those under his leadership. Likewise, even when we are foolish, God is faithful when we totally surrender to Him. A beautiful picture of restoration!