Why do you keep looking in the rear view mirror of life? How can you see where you are going when you keep looking behind? Whether the past seems good or bad is irrelevant to today's mission. You are not defined by your past, good or bad. Your future is not determined by your past, good or bad, for your times are in My hands.
I have a good future for you, full of hope! Why continue to relive the past when you can never return to it? Only go to the past to remember My goodness to you through the good and bad times. Recall My blessings and My mercy towards you. These are the things to remember. Once and for all lay down those burdens of the past at the Cross. They are lost in My love and mercy towards you through the shed blood of My Son. Then shift your gaze to the future and dream with Me. For eyes have not seen, nor ears heard all the good things I have in store for you, My beloved. Therefore, look straight ahead and enter the future with Me. It is an adventure you will not regret!
Isaiah 43:18-19 New Century Version (NCV)
18 The Lord says, “Forget what happened before, and do not think about the past.
19 Look at the new thing I am going to do. It is already happening. Don’t you see it?
I will make a road in the desert and rivers in the dry land.
Psalm 31:14-16 Living Bible (TLB)
14-15 But I am trusting you, O Lord. I said, “You alone are my God; my times are in your hands. Rescue me from those who hunt me down relentlessly. 16 Let your favor shine again upon your servant; save me just because you are so kind!
1 Corinthians 2:9 Expanded Bible (EXB)
But as it is written in the Scriptures:
“No ·one [eye] has ever seen this, and no ·one [ear] has ever heard about it. No ·one [ human heart] has ever imagined what God has prepared for those who love him [Is. 64:4].”