Isaiah 43:18 says” Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
When it comes to our past many of us struggle with it, each person has something in his or her past which has caused them some type of pain. For some we tend to ignore it, for the rest of us we do our best to bury it, hoping it will never resurface itself again.
But one thing about our past and that is, it will always come a knocking at our door if we haven’t dealt with it properly. The only way to deal with our past is by Forgiveness, that’s right no matter what was done we must forgive those.
When our past is not dealt with forgiveness the past will want to invite itself to our present life. It begins to remind us of how the events led up to the circumstances, we harp on those old emotions to the point they begin to feel so real to us as if it was happening all over again to us.
The past speaks loudly telling us that we are right about our actions and that we don’t have to explain ourselves to them. And before long what we done is invited our past to come into our present life. Not actually knowing that the past was setting us up for a complete failure. Because its main purpose is to bring you down like dirt make you feel useless.
But I love the words found in Isaiah here, for Isaiah is reminding us not to remember the former things, neither consider the things of old. Why do you think he is telling us this. Because the Lord knows how much pain it will cause us and that we will always be a slave to the past.
Right after Isaiah speaks of this Jeremiah comes right along side and tells us, what God has said, For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Wow! How amazing is that? So friends and family when your past comes a knocking you have two choices one to forgive and then tell your past that God has a plan for your life, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. AMEN!