Then I will sow her for Myself in the earth, And I will have mercy on her who had not obtained mercy; Then I will say to those who were not My people, ‘You are My people!’ And they shall say, ‘ You are my God!’ ” – Hosea 2:23 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hosea2:23&version=NKJV
God always wants us to come back to Him and experience His goodness. No matter how far we wander, His ultimate goal is to bring us close to Him. Everything He does is to restore the relationship between us and Him. He wants us to come home. He is indeed a merciful God.
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