There are times when we all sin and there are consequences to sin. But there is also nothing wrong with asking for mercy from those consequences. David recognized this in Psalm 38:1, O Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. While David knew punishment for his sin would come, he asked God to not punish him in His wrath. While we all know God doesn’t work that way, it is comforting to know God loves us and is not in the business of looking for ways to hurt us. In the end, God loves us and ultimately wants what is best for us.