“Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.”
Isaiah 43:18-19 (NASB1995)

“Ponder” according to Webster’s dictionary means “prolonged inclusive thinking about a matter.” It implies going over the same matter in your thoughts, again and again. In other words, stop bringing it up in your mind because your Father wants to do something new. This is what God says in the Message Bible, “The God, who builds the road right through the ocean, who carves a path through pounding waves, the God, who summons horses, and chariots, and armies-they lie down and then can’t get up; their snuffed out like so many candles: Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I am about to do something brand new. It’s busting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.”

When you close the door on the past, you open the door to the future. There is a moving on from your past that liberated you into your destiny. But there are two things that will keep you from moving on. Regret of the past and fear of the future. Be reminded as a believer that your past is under the blood. Isaiah 44:22 (NASB) reads, “I have wiped out your transgressions, like a thick cloud and your sins like a heavy mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you,” and furthermore 2 Timothy 1:7 (NASB) reminds us, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” Trust your future to the Lord, for He knows the plans He has for you, as Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT) reads, “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’”