Lord, Our Hope is in You

         Lord, our hope is in You – save us when trouble comes

Isaiah 33:1-6 Woe betide you destroyer, yourself destroyed. After all your betrayals, you too will be betrayed.        Isaiah 21:2

Lord, show us Your favour, our hope is in You. Save us when trouble comes.       Psalm 74:19,  Isaiah 26:16-21

At the crack of thunder, peoples flee – nations are scattered at Your roar.   They are stripped of spoil, as by a swarm of locusts.  Isaiah 10:17-19, Isa. 18:18-19

The Lord is supreme, for He dwells on high. He will fill Zion with justice and righteousness. Your peoples strength is in Your unchanging stability, their deliverance is in wisdom and knowledge, their treasure is the fear of the Lord.

Isaiah 33:7=9 Listen, brave men cry aloud for help. Those seeking peace are thwarted.

The roads are deserted, no one moves, treaties are flouted. Ezekiel 36:3-4, Psalms 144:7-8

The land is dry. Lebanon, Sharon, Bashan and Gilead are stripped bare.     Ezekiel 36:34, Joel 1:19-20

Isaiah 33:10-16 Now, I shall arise and exalt Myself, says the Lord.  Psalm 74:22-23            You will conceive chaff and bring forth stubble, a wind like fire will devour you.   Whole nations will be as heaps of white ash, like thorns set ablaze. Hebrews 10:27, 2 Peter 3:7

You who are far away, hear what I have done. You who are near, acknowledge My power.   Deuteronomy 30:1-10

The sinners in Zion are terrified, the godless are seized with trembling. They ask; How can we live with this consuming fire?  Zephaniah 1:4-6,  Isaiah 22:1-14

Those who live righteously and speak the truth, who do not take bribes, rejecting all evil – they will dwell securely with ample food and water. Psalms 85:12

Isaiah 33:17-24 Your eyes will see a King in his glory and view a Land that stretches into the distance.  Numbers 24:15-19

You will call to mind what you once feared. Where are they now? Those barbarous people whose speech you could not understand. Psalms 58:10-11, Psalms 37:8-15

Look upon Zion, Jerusalem, city of sacred festivals. A secure abode, never again to be moved.  Amos 9:13-15

There the Lord will be in His majesty, a peaceful place. A place of broad rivers, but no ships will sail there. 

The Lord is our judge and lawgiver. He is our King who will save us. Zechariah 8:7-8

Your rigging hangs loose, the mast is not secure and your sails are not set.     Luke 12:35-36.  Then all will take a share in the spoils.  Zechariah 9:17

No one living in Zion will get sick and the sins of the people will be pardoned.  Psalms 126:1-3            Ref: REB some verses abridged

Verse 5 says ‘the Lord dwells on high’. So, before His Return, we see in verses 3-4 & 10-11, the nations as at present and in V14 Judah’s judgement. V15-16 say His people will live prosperously in the Land, then V17-24 speaks of the Return of Jesus and His reign during the Millennium.