One of the great blessings that God gave to mankind was a free will - man is able to make his own choices.
The consequences of this was that man chose to disobey God right from the very start. Adam and Eve, in the Garden of Eden, were given free choice of everything in paradise, with only one rule - in Genesis 2:16-17 we read
16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Firstly Eve, and then Adam chose to disobey the only rule that God had placed in their lives and the result of that decision was a seperation from God - a spiritual death as God had warned them about.
Which begs the question. God, who has all knowledge of all things throughout all time, would have known that Adam and Eve would disobey. So, why did He give them a choice and why did He put that tree in the Garden of Eden. Was He a cruel God wanting to trap man so He could punish them? None of the evidence of His previous or subsequent actions points to that conclusion.
What was the alternative, what could God have done differently?
The obvious answer is that God could have made man to obey his every command and not given him either the coice or the opportunity to disobey and enter into sin. The result of that would be a very different world than the one we have today. But what would that be like for mankind, for you and for me?
Have you ever wanted to be a robot? With no choice about what you do each day, with no choice about anything in your life or to have any dreams about your future. The life of a robot would be very, very sad and boring.
But what about God? He would have had a race of people that obeyed His every instruction and followed His every command. Sound pretty good if you were God? And while God would want us to obey His Word, the thing that He most craves for is that we do it out of a willing heart, making the choice to obey Him and to spend time with Him and to love Him. Not because we have be programmed with no other option, but by our free choice.
So, while man's foolish decisions and choices have caused him great heartache, distress, sickness and death and grieved God - how much more does God rejoice when a man or women makes that conscious decision and turns away from all the foolish, evil options the world presents and choices, of their own free will, to turn back to God and seek to re-establish that right relationship with God that Adam and Eve had before they chose to disobey.
In Luke 15:4-7, Jesus says:
4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?
5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
Have you had enough of making bad choices and decision? Jesus is not only calling our for you as a lost sheep, but He and all the angels in Heaven are just waiting to rejoice over your return to the place where you should be, in a loving relationship with Him.