Forget the fans and the critics. Let your highest aim be to please God, the only one who can determine your worth.
Communication is a two-way street. We speak (both verbally and non-verbally) and someone else responds. It is a mistake to think that prayer is somehow different.
David knew that his only chance of winning was if the Lord fought for him, and so he cried out to the only one who could save him.
When we, like David, realize that God is the one who guards us, we will be able to find peace even in the most dire of circumstances.
Even if the situation you’re in is largely your responsibility (in David’s case it was), don’t rush to figure out what you can “fix” or how you can “convince” God to help you. Just cry out to God. He will make the path forward clear to you.
Opinions about God abound, but at the end of the day they don’t matter. What matters, when you reach your darkest moment, is how well you know God.
So the lesson for you and me today is this: don’t rush it. Whatever you’re going through today, bring it to God. Be honest with him about it.