As I ponder on this condition in the book of Isaiah 43:18-19 which says,
”Remember not (forget) the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold (see), I am doing a new thing, now it springs forth, Do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
”Forget and See.” Wow! I am not even allowed to consider the past. Here is what I believe You are saying to me, ”’Child if you don’t forget, you can’t see’. So I take it as my chance to see and experience something refreshingly new is delayed (subtle) or denied (extreme) if I don’t forget the things of old.”
PAPA, I know it’s not hard for You to forget all my wrongdoing when I come humbly to seek forgiveness. And yet, You are the same God who will never forget or abandon your own, this is because You are not man. I know You know how hard it is for a human to forget the things they have been through; the disappointments, pain, betrayal, hardship, struggles, and scars. So humanly speaking “to forget” will require surgery for replacement with the hope of a fresh start.
Now, is the perfect time to cry out, ”Jesus the great physician, have mercy on me”. Even as I humbly ask for mercy, I thank You for the Holy Spirit who is not only my comforter but also the very Surgeon that I need today.
Jesus my Lord, I need urgent surgery to be honest, cause I can’t see anything. And I really need to see that which You desire that I behold in this season, ”the new thing.” Holy Ghost, You have my permission to carry out the surgery. I need you to operate on my heart, mind, sight, emotions, brain, and intellect.
I ask that You help me to forget completely the old thing and behold the new thing You are springing forth even now. In Jesus Name.