Lamentations 5:21 NKJV
Turn us back to You, O Lord, and we will be restored; Renew our days as of old,
In this verse is our key to restoration when we have gotten off the path God designed for us. Trying to obtain restoration our own way can be frustrating. If we stray from the path God has placed us on – doing things our own way instead of His, we will suffer consequences. Then we must not be so foolish to think we will fix things ourselves. Our first step of restoration is to return to the Lord and go back to doing things His way. He always has been, is now and always will be the Source of all we need, including restoration.