Grace and truth have come through Jesus Christ (John 1: 17, Jerusalem Bible)
Courage! It is I! Do not be afraid - Jesus (Mark 6:50)
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me (Psalm 51:10, New International Version)
Strengthen all weary hands, steady all trembling knees and say to all faint hearts, Courage! Do not be afraid. 'Look, your God is coming vengeance is coming, the retribution of God; he is coming to save you.' Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, the ears of the deaf unsealed, then the lame shall leap up like a deer and the tongues of dumb sing for joy; for water gushes in the desert, streams in the wasteland, the scorched earth becomes a lake, the parched land brings springs of water. The lairs where he jackals used to live become thickets of reed and papyrus.
A picture of God’s judgement and also salvation. From the Bible, in the book Isaiah, chapter 35:3-7 . For some in the Bible, after the judgment, salvation follows.
The following is a translation of an early Bible passage. The passage was originally written about 700 years before Christ and the translation I am using is in the Jerusalem Bible. Was the passage referring to how Jesus healed people at his coming?
In a short time, a very short time, shall not Lebanon become fertile land and fertile land turn into forest? The deaf, that day, will hear the words of a book and, after shadow and darkness, the eyes of the blind will see. But the lowly will rejoice in Yahweh even more and the poorest exult in the Holy One of Israel. (The Book of Isaiah chapter 29, verses 17-19; Jerusalem Bible)