Topic: Remember Not [Wednesday, 8th Mar. 2017]
Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Isaiah 43:18
The brain, we’ve been told, is like a big basket, and whatever thing that enters stays. This means that we have the ability to recall every experience, every memory, every pain, every hurt, every sin. This can get really wearisome, as we’d wish to forget some experiences, but they just keep coming back to weigh us down. The devil also uses these experiences and sins to make us feel guilt and condemn us. Our Father in heaven, however, tells us to remember “not the former things, neither consider the things of old” (Isaiah 43:18).
You may ask why we should forget these sins and experiences.
First, God has forgiven our sins, and He doesn’t remember them. Isaiah 43:25 says “I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins”. Now the Sovereign God has said He would not remember our sins, why then do we call them to mind. Whenever the devil tries to condemn us with such sins, remind Him that they’ve been blotted out, and God remembers them no more.
Secondly, in place of our hurt and pain God has promised to do a new thing. Isaiah 43:19 says, “behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” Of a truth God wants the absolute best for you, and He has promised a fresh beginning in accomplishment of that. Now, it is left to you to forget the former things, do away with the old things and look forward to the new things God promised.
Keep winning daily.
Whenever you’re faced with pains of the past or condemnation for past wrongs, remind yourself with scriptures that God has forgotten them, and ask Him to help you trust in His Word for a new beginning.