Jer. 50:20 For I will pardon those whom I preserve.
There are instances in life we realize the Lord had protected us, keeping us from harm or danger. For my life, there are many as is true for each of us.
Our preservation/protection by Him is to lead us to receiving His pardon. He sovereignly protects us, most of the time we are not even aware of it at the moment. We personally respond to Him with repentance, receiving His forgiveness.
If you’ve been protected, forgiveness is His heart for you!
There is protection when there is pardon!