“My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places” (32:18). This was always God’s promise to Israel: if they would obey Him and trust Him, they would live in peace. However, Israel struggled to believe, and so they turned to Egypt for “worthless and empty” help (30:7), jeopardizing their own future. When Isaiah reminded them that God alone was their salvation and every other resource would fail, they said, “No! We will flee upon horses" (30:16).
"In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength’ (30:15). The stability and joy we desire can only be found in total dependence on the Lord.