(In my own words)
When we confess our sins, God is faithful (He always responds in the same way) to justly forgive (because it has already been paid for by Christ). He is full of mercy (not requiring what is deserved; not behaving toward us in a way in which we deserve). He remains steadfast in love toward us. He responds with grace ~ offering/extending what is not deserved. Confession restores fellowship; it does not hinder our fellowship with God. He does not push us away because of our confession, but draws us nearer and comforts us ~ not because we deserve it, but because of what Christ did for us on the cross.