Though David was wrong in some of the things that he did, God wouldn't have called him a "man after God's heart" for nothing. That's the key to this Christian life - Going after God's own heart. And when we are in times of trials, turbulence, and confusion, it doesn't mean that our hearts aren't still going after God, it will only look a little different. And in times of happiness, joy, and satisfaction, it will look different. And I don't believe that one looks better than the other... just.different.