Oh, you reply, but there lies my grief, for I have not kept His commandments, and God, I fear, is displeased and angry with me.
Be it so, and did Jonah keep His commandments, when he fled to Tarshish? And was not God angry with him when He threw him into the sea? Yet even then he prayed, and the Lord heard his prayer.
Taken from the book A Lifting Up For The Downcast by William Bridge 1649