Micah 7:18 Who is a God like You, who pardons wrongdoing and passes over a rebellious act of the remnant of His possession? He does not retain His anger forever, Because He delights in mercy. 19 He will again take pity on us; He will trample on our wrongdoings. Yes, you will cast all their sins Into the depths of the sea. (NASB)
I love visiting tire shops. When I was growing up my, dad was a janitor at a tire shop. When I would go help him before going to school, I loved sweeping around the brand-new tires so I could get to smell them. Even today, I love visiting tire shops, and the smell of new tires brings me good memories.
Do you know what God likes to do throughout the day? He loves to show mercy! He delights so much in it, especially when it comes down to His chosen people. That does not mean that God is looking forward for you to sin so he can show you mercy; rather, He knows that you are not perfect and He knows that you are trying! And to reward your effort, He WILL show you mercy. The Bible also tells us that if we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us of all unrighteousness. Tell Him when you mess up, acknowledge your sin, and our Father will show you mercy.