God wants to be loved not feared. Its enough for him that we don’t want to sin; that we confess rather than despair. Here are some biblical quotes about the mercy of God.

“Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. ” – John 3:17

But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.” – Matthew 14:27

“Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father” – John 5:45

Jesus straightened up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, sir.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go your way, and from now on do not sin again.” – John 8:10-11

“Return, says the Lord. I will not be angry with you; For I am merciful, I will not continue my wrath forever. Return, rebellious children, says the Lord.” – Jeremiah 3:12, 14a

“But you are merciful to all, for you can do all things and you overlook people’s sins, so that they may repent. For you love all things that exist and detest none of the things that you have made.” – Wisdom 11:23-24

“God is love.” – 1 John 4:16

“Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” – Luke 12:32