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Daily Lift #274

Difficult Situations

When things are going well and someone says he has trust in G-d, this is not sufficient evidence that he has truly internalized that attribute. The real test comes when difficult situations arise. Then his behavior will manifest his trust (or lack of it) in the Almighty.

Today, when something goes "wrong," recite to yourself: "There are no accidents in the world. Whatever the Almighty does is for my ultimate good."

(see Chazon Ish; Emunah u'Bitochon, 2:2, 5; Gateway to Happiness, p.82)

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Visitor Comments: 6

(2) Darren, November 7, 2013 2:05 PM

Somes times our curses are blessings in disguise

Anonymous - Thats true. There is enormous unexplainable suffering in this world. But there are also many times in life when we look back and see that the difficulties we had in life, turned out to be blessings in disguise.

(1) Anonymous, November 6, 2013 5:04 PM

Yeah, how easy to say. When occasionally something doesn't happen exactly the way you wanted, that brainwash might help. But when your whole life is miserable all you want is a bullet in your head but can't even do that since the great almighty forbade that too.

Anissa K. Fogel, November 6, 2013 8:25 PM

Seek help

No one should ever be that miserable. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Remember, everything is temporary, there is hope. Seek help, if you can't afford help, there are many places that offer sliding fee and no fee options depending where you live. Contact Jewish Family Services in your area. Be gentle and kind to yourself.

Anonymous, November 7, 2013 12:50 AM

I do not mean to sound rude, but it is impossible that a person's entire life can be miserable. You are alive, right now. You still have your life ahead of you. Out of all the odds, you were the one who survived and was born. G-d will find a way for you, whether you want to believe it or not. Every hit we take in this life is to shape us into something greater than ever before, because G-d intends it to be so. After all, G-d would not do so, unless He knew you could take it. I cannot claim to know how you feel, or what your life is like, because I am not you. But understand that the tough times will pass, and you will be better for it.

Daniel, November 13, 2013 6:39 AM

Rude Anonymous, Nov 7: You Have Not Lived Their Pain

No one can know someone else's pain. Let's hope you are never humbled to the point of being suicidal so that you can make t'shuva for being dismissive of someone else's great suffering.

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