A bad season
There was a time when David was pursued relentlessly by Saul, when Saul was practically insane with jealousy and his own self-advancement. It put David in a tough place. He could only hide and avoid Saul's wrath, and he could not go on the offensive. David was acutely aware that God had anointed Saul as King. The presenting problem for David was that it was an offense to attack God's elect - he could not do harm to God's anointed.
All that David could do was to push through, and bear the suffering that accompanied the situation. Recently I was looking at Jesus' troubling time in the Garden of Gethsemane. In Matthew 26:36-38, It says:
36 Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37 He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38 Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”
Jesus' situation is different from David's, but there was one similarity. Both of them were dumped into a situation where they had no direct control. They faced the prospect of death, and they desired to agree with God's will. When we are in a "season of bad", we may be in a state where all we can do is wait on the Lord, stay where we are, and keep watch for the moment God will provide to see us through.