Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
Romans 2:4 (KJV)
Understanding the goodness of God does not give us license to live in sin. The contrary—understanding the goodness of God brings about the very change of heart that causes us to no longer want to live in sin. It is the goodness of God that turns us from failure and disappointment to a living a life of victory and peace.