God is about to do a new thing in your life.
After the Babylonian exile, God said to the people of Judah, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past”. That was not an easy thing to do. These were people who had lost everything they owned. Yet, God wanted them to forget the past.
When God is about to do a new thing in your life, He expects you to give up on the past (Isaiah 43: 18-19). God knew that if the people of Judah didn’t forget their pain, they wouldn’t be able to see the promise.
To experience the joy that God is about to bring into your life, you have to forget the pain you’ve experienced.