Studying Sha’ar HaBitachon, Rabbeinu Bachaya’s “Gate of Trust” ~ the Timeless Torah Book that can teach you to How to Live with Certainty and Discover Tranquility!
Episode #24 ” AIR, LAND AND SEA” — In sharp contrast with the “Alchemist,” who is ever concerned about the future as he worries and experiences anxiety about various possible scenarios and unforeseen circumstances, the “Person of Faith” lives with a true sense of inner peace. Fully relying on G-d for his needs, he has absolute Trust that Hashem will sustain and provide for him. His life is therefore free of worry and anxiety!
Rabbeinu Bachaya frames this idea with the faith-based view of G-d being the Sole Source of Sustenance across the full spectrum of our material reality from the Lowliest-Embryos to Highest-Flying Birds. From deepest seas to densest geologies there is only One True Provider who continually sustains all life despite their seemingly frail nature. A series of stirring scriptural verses emphasize this truism and ultimately buttress the idea that the person who has Bitachon has no reason to be fearful!