When one looks at the course of history, It becomes ever more apparent that the term is so fitting. Through the rise and falls of kingdoms and empires, God remains a relevant and specific force of both redemption and destruction.
Isaiah had been giving the Nations of the middle east a truth and foretelling of what lie ahead. In that, there was spot on accounts of the fall of Ephraim, Israel, Assyria, Edom, Babylon and nations around the globe. There was also accounts of Israel’s return and its restoration. Isaiah told of peaceful and prosperous times. He spoke of events where people lived together without strife and in peace.
It is difficult to imagine times of peace and prosperity when one is in the midst of trials and chaos. That is why God continues to remind us that He is large and in charge. We have to change our focus from the circumstances we face to the God we serve.
In short, If we are serving any other gods (Power, pleasure, wealth, lust, selfishness, fear…) will be destroyed in the flurry of events and circumstances that invade our lives. If we seek first God’s kingdom; if we trust God with our entire heart and follow his lead, then He will lead us and direct us to a full and meaningful life on earth and eternal life with Him in heaven when we move on.
He remains God no matter what our choice becomes; but, we can resst in his guidance and restoration , if we will so choose.
God Bless You
The desert and the parched land will be glad;
the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.
Like the crocus, 2 it will burst into bloom;
it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.
The glory of Lebanon will be given to it,
the splendor of Carmel and Sharon;
they will see the glory of the Lord,
the splendor of our God.
3 Strengthen the feeble hands,
steady the knees that give way;
4 say to those with fearful hearts,
“Be strong, do not fear;
your God will come,
he will come with vengeance;
with divine retribution
he will come to save you.”
5 Then will the eyes of the blind be opened
and the ears of the deaf unstopped.
6 Then will the lame leap like a deer,
and the mute tongue shout for joy.
Water will gush forth in the wilderness
and streams in the desert.
7 The burning sand will become a pool,
the thirsty ground bubbling springs.
In the haunts where jackals once lay,
grass and reeds and papyrus will grow.
8 And a highway will be there;
it will be called the Way of Holiness;
it will be for those who walk on that Way.
The unclean will not journey on it;
wicked fools will not go about on it.
9 No lion will be there,
nor any ravenous beast;
they will not be found there.
But only the redeemed will walk there,
10 and those the Lord has rescued will return.
They will enter Zion with singing;
everlasting joy will crown their heads.
Gladness and joy will overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing will flee away.