“Yet do not depart quickly
or leave in a panic.
For the Lord goes before you;
the God of Israel is your rear guard.”
The prophet foresees the time when exiles will return to Jerusalem. They will not hurry out from the nations as Israel left Egypt. Their departure will be confident and orderly.
Does the Lord surround and protect your life? Is there anything that causes you to panic? How does his presence and protection drive away fear?