“Do not say, ‘Why is it that the former days were better than these?’ For it is not from wisdom that you ask about this”(Ecclesiastes 7:10).
Longing and lamenting for the “good ol’ days” is both an exercise in futility and a flawed understanding of the redemptive purposes of God and his providential plan. What God is accomplishing always lies ahead and never behind us. Consider the very best period of your life or a time in past history when you would say, “That’s the way things are suppose to be.” If that be so then why would God continue in his creative endeavor of making all things new? Whatever your longings might be for a by-gone era, it pales in comparison to the future God has in store. Wisdom understands that the road of faith leads to a future that eye has not seen, ear has not heard, nor has entered into the heart of man the things that God has prepared.
Wise up…Look ahead!