Joan Osborne once wondered in song and verse, "What if God was one of us?"
I can't help but follow up in wonder: if he was, would he ever second guess himself (or herself) about this whole free will thing? God, being omniscient, sees the good happening in the nooks and crannies of the world, the news that never makes it across the electrically tuned airwaves, and my guess is there's plenty of it. And maybe that's the key: to see beyond what's in front of our noses and our eyes and ears and listen to our hearts, believing that humanity will continue onward, forward, through the collisions of opinions informed and uniformed and through the messiness of free will both disciplined with compassion and littered with possessiveness.
It's sloppy out there, but this sloppiness too shall pass.