Matthew 9:16-17 No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse. 17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.
Patching things up with God doesn’t work. Eventually, the patch won’t hold. The only way to make it last is to make it new – you need to become a new creature to be right with God.