There is so much that can be said about each of these verses from Psalm 103. However when we look at ourselves, both as individuals and as a people, we never see the way God sees.
His Ways are not our ways and His Eyes are definitely different from ours!
He sees through the Eyes of Holiness. We see through the eyes of the flesh.
He sees through the Eyes of Righteousness. We see through the eyes of self- righteousness.
He sees through to the very core of our soul. We see only the man in the mirror.
He sees and knows all our short comings. We see ourselves as "not so bad".....not so bad. But is that good enough?
Of course it is not good enough...in fact, that kind of philosophy is called "religion" and it is the same evil that has been perpetrated against God since Nimrod built the Tower of Babel and created every false and evil thing, only a few hundred years after God destroyed the earth with the Great Flood - for the same reason!
So unless we are truly blinded, as most people are, we need to recognize this Truth - THE LORD IS MERCIFUL AND GRACIOUS, SLOW TO ANGER AND ABOUNDING IN MERCY! America is a corrupt and godless country which has sown the wind by the kind of leaders they elect; the evil culture they worship and their ungodly lifestyles we have. We deserve the Backhand of God slapping this country around from one side of the ocean to the other. Yet He is holding back! He is holding back! Not for much longer, but God is holding back some bad stuff, for the time being. For that reason alone, we should BLESS THE LORD, oh my soul!
PSALM 103: 6-10
The Lord executes righteousness
And justice for all who are oppressed.
He made known His ways to Moses,
His acts to the children of Israel.
The Lord is merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
He will not always strive with us,
Nor will He keep His anger forever.
He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
Nor punished us according to our iniquities.