“Remember not the events of the past, the things of long ago consider not; See, I am doing something new! Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? In the desert I make a way, in the wasteland, rivers.” Isaiah 43:18-19
When we dwell on our past, we lose our vision of hope. You do not see what is coming forward or ahead but as you walk you see clearly what has happened yester time ago. We always see the future as a replay of the past. We cannot comprehend on how the future will be different from our past. We are boxed in the past and we can’t see how the future will be entirely unlike the past. We say we have done this and it did not work; and we readily conclude that it will not also work in the future. If we have been a failure in the past, we will remain failure in the future, that’s simply a humanely approach. We always see something old in the future. We remember the past vividly and do not understand on how God can change the course in our lives.
Isaiah prophesied on how God can change the course of our lives even if our past is not does not lead to the light. God encourages His people to forget the events and things of the past as He is preparing something new for us. When we are stuck in the past and we do not see a way, God makes a way in the desert. He builds a route for us to be renewed. He maps out a trail for us to find hope in Him. He allows us to go through a new track different from our old track. And when it seems we are having a wasted life, God rebuilds geology for rivers to run into our barren lives. God washes the dirt of sin and doubt in us to provide a new landscape in our hearts. Imagine a wasteland turning into a new frontier.
Tired of your old past? Rejoice, my friend! God is doing something new.