Isaiah 43:18-19 New King James Version (NKJV)
18 “Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.
Isaiah appears to repeat himself in VS 18 until we dig into the translation. What the message communicates is not to get derailed by our recent past and also to let go of the failures in our distant past. The Hope and Encouragement that comes with the Power of God is that he is constantly working on us and preparing us for New and Better things in our lives and a final reminder that he has no limit to what he can do in our lives. He wants to take all the past of our lives and allow it to help us create a better future that he has planned for us.