Saul was told that David had gone to Keilah, and he said, “God has delivered him into my hands, for David has imprisoned himself by entering a town with gates and bars.”
(1 Samuel 23:7 NIV)
Perceiving David as a threat to the throne, King Saul began to pursue him. When Saul discovered David’s hiding place, Saul thought that God was helping him catch David, but nothing could be further from the truth. We’re later told, “David stayed in the wilderness strongholds and in the hills of the Desert of Ziph. Day after day Saul searched for him, but God did not give David into his hands” (1 Samuel 23:14). Not only was Saul wrong to think that David was his enemy, but he was also wrong to think that God was actually supporting him in his pursuit of David. Similarly, we need to beware of the mistake of attributing our misconceptions to God. His thoughts aren’t our thoughts.
God doesn’t help us carry out our personal agenda.