When the Holy Spirit is truly moving in the hearts and minds of men, not only do they find their sins to be INTOLERABLE, but they also find the memory of them to be UNBEARABLE. Out of that necessary misery comes the true marvel of salvation in Jesus Christ.
God’s promises never assure us what His Holy Spirit cannot produce for and in us. The apostle Paul declares that we can forget the things that are behind and press on to that which God has laid out before us. We read the divine imperative of Philippians 3:13,
“Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of
it yet: but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind,
and pressing forward to what lies ahead.”