The people experienced catastrophe.
John 14:1-2--1"Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you."
The people experienced compassion.
Psalm 51:1--Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.
The people experienced comfort.
Proverbs 3:5-6--5Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.