My God, what would give me joy? As I consider what You have shown Your servant regarding the coming judgment, what would give me joy?
I would be joyfilled to hear Your Holy name on the lips of all Your people. Even if they spoke of Your ways with half a heart I would find encouragement.
It is impossible to ask You to relent. For all Your ways are Holy and Your judgments beyond reproach. And I would not have the people die for lack of knowledge. Thus a purification is necessary.
There will be wailing and misery. So be it. But I seek encouragement. To know that they will receive knowledge of Your ways. That Your name would begin to leak out of their clamped lips, as even if drewl from a mad man. To hear Your precious and lovely name escape their lips, as a snore escapes from the lungs of he who sleeps.
I seek that encouragement of Your Holy Spirit which has found a place to grasp within the wayward of Your people.
By His Grace.