This is one of Isaiah’s prophecies about Israel’s release and return to the Promised Land. At teh time of the writing, Israel was still intact, but the ten tribes would soon be scattered and Judah and Benjamen would be captured and exiled to Babylon. So, the Prophet was preparing for those who would be the remnant of then the great Israel.
God continued to love His people despite their abandonment of their faith. He allowed their punishment but included a promise of restoration. Both in the age of the Persian control and again in this recent Era, Israel was returned to reclaim its inheritance. In both instances, the opposition was not important. Infact, the only prominant player was Israel itself. Both times It was God that ushered in the return and it went off without a hitch.
We need to remember that it is God and His plan that always prevails. You can look from any perspective, but in the end, God’s DNA is all over the place. We as his chosen need to cling to His promise and walk with confidence knowing he is in power and prepared. We can never forget that we are His people called according to His word to be part of His family. With that, we can live lives of peace by simply choosing to follow Him humbly. That is simply not too much to ask!
God Bless You
“Hear me, you who know what is right,
you people who have taken my instruction to heart:
Do not fear the reproach of mere mortals
or be terrified by their insults.
8 For the moth will eat them up like a garment;
the worm will devour them like wool.
But my righteousness will last forever,
my salvation through all generations.”
9 Awake, awake, arm of the Lord,
clothe yourself with strength!
Awake, as in days gone by,
as in generations of old.
Was it not you who cut Rahab to pieces,
who pierced that monster through?
10 Was it not you who dried up the sea,
the waters of the great deep,
who made a road in the depths of the sea
so that the redeemed might cross over?
11 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.
12 “I, even I, am he who comforts you.
Who are you that you fear mere mortals,
human beings who are but grass,
13 that you forget the Lord your Maker,
who stretches out the heavens
and who lays the foundations of the earth,
that you live in constant terror every day
because of the wrath of the oppressor,
who is bent on destruction?
For where is the wrath of the oppressor?
14 The cowering prisoners will soon be set free;
they will not die in their dungeon,
nor will they lack bread.
15 For I am the Lord your God,
who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar—
the Lord Almighty is his name.
16 I have put my words in your mouth
and covered you with the shadow of my hand—
I who set the heavens in place,
who laid the foundations of the earth,
and who say to Zion, ‘You are my people.’”