"One of the ninety-nine names of Allaah is “Al-Haleem” which translates to “The Most Forbearing” meaning, Allaah (subhaanahu wa ta’aala) is NOT quick in judgment.
Allaah gives all his servants time. He is patient & waits to see His servants return to Him even if it is after leading a sinful life. There is a beautiful hadeeth which elaborates this attribute of Allaah (subhaanahu wa ta’aala) showing us mortals how Merciful He is when it comes to recording our bad deeds.
Abu Umaamah [May Allaah be pleased with him] reported that the Messenger of Allaah (sal allaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said,
“The angel of the left raises [and holds] his pen for six hours from the Muslim servant of Allaah who has wronged or committed a mistake. So if he regrets & seeks Allaah’s forgiveness from it, he [the angel] returns it back, & if that’s not the case then it is written as one”
[Mu’kam al Kabeer, Hasan according to Shaykh Al-Albaany [rahimahullaah ] ]