A king had a son who had gone astray from him on a journey of a hundred days. His friends said to him, ‘Return to your father.’ He said, 'I cannot.’ Then his father sent a message to him saying, 'Return as far as you can and I will come the rest of the way to you.’ In a similar way, G-d says, 'Return to me and I will return to you.’
Pesikta Rabbati, 184b-85a. quoted in Harriet Kaufman, Judaism and Social Justice, p.29
I found this quote in The Sunflower by Simon Wiesenthal. I think that it can be applied to many relationship types, not just one’s relationship with a higher power.