Isaiah 35 is a stark contrast to chapter 34. Chapter 34 is about God’s judgment upon Israel for not trusting in Him. Verses 2-3 say it all, “The Lord is angry with all nations; his wrath is on all their armies He will totally destroy them, he will give them over to slaughter. Their slain will be thrown out, their dead bodies will stink; the mountains will be soaked with their blood.” But then the very next chapter, everything just suddenly turns around. Isaiah 35:1-2 say, “The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon; they will see the glory of the Lord, the splendor of our God.” Isaiah 34 is like Star Wars Episode 5, The Empire Strikes Back, when the Empire destroys the rebellion. But then Isaiah 35 is just like Star Wars Episode 6, The Return of the Jedi.