So we find David, once again in the desert, preparing to go to battle against his own son. His heart must have been broken even in his anger. He asked his men not to kill Absalom if they found him, but Absalom was killed anyway. David wept for the son who had plotted against him.
We come upon David giving himself a pep talk. Let's listen in.
Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.