While it sucks learning lessons the hard way God always restores us.
“Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there the Lord your God will gather you and bring you back…the Lord will again delight in you and make you prosperous just as he delighted in your fathers, if you *obey the Lord your God and keep his commands and decrees that are written in this book of the law and turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.” Deuteronomy 30:4, 9-10.
To me one of the key words in that scripture is obey. God loves and needs obedience from us.
“This is love for God: to obey his commandments are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world.” 1 John 5:3-4
Yay how exciting! And we can do it!
“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life…” 2 Peter 1:3