Some of us can get stuck in time. Dwelling on the past. Conjuring up reasons to stay where we are in time as opposed to moving on and accepting that we cannot change what has been. But with God we can change what can be. It is God's grace and mercy that softens his heart for us. It is Jesus his son who died on the cross for us. To not live in the past. To not live with shame or guilt. To show us the way to a good life. We need not dwell on things we cannot change. We must be strong to ward off the devils advances ( which is the past). The devil has no clue as to what God has in store for you. That is why he torments us with things long ago.
Remember not the former things nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.