Summary of passage: The Lord Almighty will destroy His warriors (in effect His people) and Israel’s fields and forests. But a remnant will remain who will only rely on the Mighty God and return to Him. Soon, the Lord will turn his anger against the Assyrians and strike them down similar to Midian and Egypt. The Israelities will be set free.
7) Lord Almighty-He is all powerful and in control. His will above all else. Light of Israel–He is the Light, the truth, the way. Holy One–perfect and revered in every way. Righteous and just. Mighty God–Nothing can overcome Him.
8a) God will lash them with a whip and raise his staff over the waters.
b) Personal question. My answer: God performs miracles at any given time to enact His will and ways. He will use countries and punish countries as He sees fit.
9a) The remnant will truly rely on the Lord and return to the Mighty God.
b) Personal Questions. My answer: These people put God first and relied on His will. If we do the same and return to God, anything in our life is possible.
10) When Moses raised his staff over the Red Sea and allowed Israel to escape Egypt. Gideon defeats the Midianites with an army of only 300 and was directed by God. Both of these men completely relied on God and overcame overwhelming odds to defeat the enemy. Israel is reminded that Assyria can be defeated through God as He is all powerful. If God says they will be defeated, the people can trust in His word.
Conclusions: This passage comes down to trust and belief. Believe anything is possible. Believe God is in control. Believe He will do what He says He will do. We are reminded of how God can overcome any odds to enact His will. It reminds us of His greatness and how He can do anything. In our own lives, if we ask God and believe He will answer, He will and we don’t have to worry anymore. His will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.