Devotions from Judy’s heart

On our trip we have seen such beautiful scenery each day and sometimes it is just breath taking. But most of the time we are not looking out our rear view mirror but straight ahead out our spacious windshield. We will miss all that God has for us if we keep looking back. There is a song that goes something like this: “I look not back, God knows the fruitless efforts, the wasted hours, the sinning, the regrets. I leave them all with Him who blots the record, and graciously forgives and then forgets.”  If we keep looking back through our rear view mirror, just think of how much we miss.  It says in Isaiah 43:1 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See I am doing a new thing!”  It is good to reflect on our past, just as it is good sometimes to use that rear view mirror. But let us not dwell there and open our eyes to the new.