When God saw what they had done and how they had put a stop to their evil ways, He changed His mind and did not carry out the destruction he had threatened. ~Jonah 3:10
A God who changes His mind? Apparently so: God recognizes true repentance when our actions match up with our words, and our faithfulness can sway Him. Just like when Moses begged God not to give up on the Israelites in the desert, the faithful response of God's people will always turn away God's anger.
With God, there is no such thing as too little, too late, if our response is genuine. The most important thing is not delaying the response.
When God calls you to change your attitude or choices, don't hesitate or wait a single minute. Get back on the right road as soon as you can, as soon as you know what God wants, because He is eager to respond to your repentance. We may not escape the consequences of the choices we've made or the way we've been living; but instead of experiencing God's anger or discipline, we can know His comfort and guidance through whatever we may be facing.
~ Excerpted from The Way