The Babylonian king Belshazzar saw the handwriting on the wall, literally (that expression comes from Daniel 5), but did not know what it said.
He sought help from the Babylonian wise men, but they could not help him. His wife suggested that he summon Daniel and so he was brought before the king.
The king said to the prophet,
“Now the wise men, the astrologers, have been brought in before me, that they should read this writing and make known to me its interpretation, but they could not give the interpretation of the thing. And I have heard of you, that you can give interpretations and explain enigmas. Now if you can read the writing and make known to me its interpretation, you shall be clothed with purple and have a chain of gold around your neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom” (Daniel 5:15-16).
This is typical that people try everything under the sun, and when they finally discover that all those things do not work, they try God.
Why wait? Why not try God at the beginning?