“Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the desert
and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18,19 NIV
Do you perceive a new thing?
Message Bible presents this passage like this:
“Forget about what’s happened;
don’t keep going over old history.
Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new.
It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?”
God has done many extraordinary things in our lives. But, don’t cling to them like barnacles on a ship. Barnacles looking for food attaches themselves to a ship and slows the ship down.The ship then may have to go into dry dock to have their bottoms scraped. Likewise; looking backwards, seeking to find solace in the comfort of the past one may lose sight of the new.
Don’t you perceive the new!