He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!"
Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true."
Revelation 21:5 (NIV)
I forget that God makes things new. I always ask him to fix what is broken. But God has something far superior in mind. Something completely new.
I think we spend a lot of time and energy trying to return to a "better" state, a time and place when we think life was in the sweet spot. Probably, it was a good time for us. Yet, I cannot go back. You cannot either. Plus yearning for the past keeps us from grasping the "new thing" God is doing.
I somehow think I can conjure up a blissful scenario on my own that can surpass God's "new thing." I prefer the illusion I can imagine to the reality God is working towards that is mine if I will let go. He is doing a new thing. I recycle old ones. As good as they may have been, I can only patch them up. God transforms the old into the "never yet seen."
Probably good I am not God. You also. We would have to live on a diet of leftovers. Let go. Let God do his best stuff. Scan your horizon for new things. Be open to the unexpected ferrying you to the unimaginable.