God takes no pleasure in the death of an unsaved person (Ezekiel 33:11) How many funerals has He invisibly attended, deeply grieved in His tender and loving heart, looking down upon the remains of a lost man or woman who steadfastly refused His offer of salvation?
My friend, I am convinced that all who die apart from Him do so by their own volition. The doors of hell are locked from the inside.
God has never damned a single soul--all who enter into a state of eternal damnation have chosen this deplorable state. We are free moral agents. We chose our eternal destinations. The Lake of Fire was created for Satan and the fallen angels--not for man. The damned soul is a rebel to the end.
God is merciful. He is good. It is man who sells heroin to boys and girls. It is man who intoxicates himself into a stupor and then slaughters the innocent from behind the wheel of an automobile. It is man who betrays the wedding vows and violates the marriage bed. It is man who launches wars. It is man who has made slaves of his fellow man. It is man who cuts the precious unborn from the safety of their wombs. We should never doubt the goodness of God. We should certainly doubt the goodness of ourselves.
Anyone who desires joy will find joy. In Luke 19, we read of a wretched traitor named Zaccheus who was courted and wooed, so to speak, by our Lord Jesus. Zaccheus was, quite frankly, a vulgar little quisling who had grown disgustingly rich though the wholesale betrayal of his countrymen. Jesus, on His way to Jerusalem, passed through Zaccheus' town of Jericho for the specific purpose of saving this vile little turncoat from damnation. Friend, Jesus had to go out of His way to pass through Jericho. We might say that Jericho was "off the beaten path." Jesus went through a lot of bother in order to save Zaccheus. But save him, He did!
I am asking that you read the story of Zaccheus in Luke 19 as soon as you finish my response. Even if you think you know the story, read it again. God goes out of His way to save us. Man does not seek God. God seeks out man. Man runs from God. God woos man. We do not find God. God finds us.
I will say it again: Anyone who honestly desires joy will find joy. And as there is no joy apart from Jesus Christ, those who long for joy will find the joy they crave through a saving relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior.