Not to us, Lord, not to us
but to your name be the glory,
because of your love and faithfulness.
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9
For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live!
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.
Rend your heart
and not your garments.
Return to the Lord your God,
for he is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and abounding in love,
and he relents from sending calamity.
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
I have swept away your offenses like a cloud,
your sins like the morning mist.
Return to me,
for I have redeemed you.
Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.
In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.