We cannot view God's expressions of mercy with our old eyes. Our very view of God must change.
"Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." —Isaiah 55:6–9 (ESV)
Dane Ortlund is the author of Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers