This is what the LORD says–he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, who drew out the chariots and horses, the army and reinforcements together, and they lay there, never to rise again, extinguished, snuffed out like a wick: “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 wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:16-19
The Lord himself declares that there are times to forget the past and look to the future. This can apply both to good things that happened (don’t live in past glory) as well as bad things (don’t be held captive by the past). The very events that defined God’s love and strength to His people, the Passover and Exodus from Egypt, He now says to forget these former things, don’t dwell on them anymore because He is doing a new thing. Let go of your past, look to the future. God wants to do so much more in you than He has already done. Our walk of faith is an ongoing adventure. Allow God to show you his power and love each day. He is still in the business of breaking the chains that keep us in bondage. He is still in the business of giving us freedom from our past. His power to change us on the inside until it shows on our outsides, demonstrates His great love for us. Keep the faith so He can work miracles in and through you, to the glory of God.