Why is it that as humans we want to grab the promise part (apodosis) and ignore the conditions (protasis)? We want the blessings, but we don't want to turn/repent. But, as we שוב to God, he will שוב to us. James 4:8 says the same thing, "Draw near to God and he will draw near to you." (ἐγγίσατε τῷ θεῷ καὶ ἐγγιεῖ ὑμῖν).
But that requires that we change our ways—which requires that we acknowledge that we are wrong! No way! Can't do that! Too damaging to my self-worth to admit I might be wrong! Or so says our culture. So we wander and struggle and fail. Oops, can't say fail, too damaging to my self-worth! Better find a synonym.
Personally, I think I'm better off abandoning the cultural paradigm and embracing the biblical one. It offers me hope, something woefully lacking right about now.
</idle musing> for a Sunday morning