Isaiah 43: 18 to 19, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!”
We cannot change the past, but we can do something about our future. God is saying, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See I am doing anew thing!”
So many people are caught up in the past; they let the past hold them prisoner, so much so that they find it hard to move on from it. Other people become stagnate, not wanting to go forward, they are happy in their “comfort zone”.
I can remember watching a nature programme, about the hippopotamus. They would stay in the same lake, until it dried up, and all it did was live in the past memories of a lake of water. Some even died where they stood, not wanting to go forward, because they wanted to live in the past, where it had always been comfortable for them.
I know of some people who live in past blessings, talking about what God used to do, and what it was like years ago. God is a God of the “now”, today His blessing are for us to enjoy and live in. Each and everyday we should reach out to God for a new blessing, a new in soaking of His Holy Spirit, to be filled daily, with something new in God.
The Apostle Paul says this in Philippians 3:12-14 (NIV), “I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus”.
My friend, let these words from God minister to your heart and soul today, Isaiah 43: 18 to 19, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!” Let God open up unto you a whole new beginning where you can step forward; away from the failings, away from the broken dreams, away from the sadness and disappointments of yesterday. Let Him fill you with a new hope!
Isaiah 43: 18 to 19, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!” He will make a way in the desert, He will make streams flows in the wasteland and bring new fruitfulness into your life. He can make all things new!
God bless you my friend, Matthew.