Studying Sha’ar HaBitachon, Rabbeinu Bachaya’s “Gate of Trust” ~ the Timeless Torah Book that can teach US ALL to How to Live with Certainty and Discover Tranquility!
Chapter Three, Part Ten: “BEFORE YOUR TIME”
G-d does not reveal His presence in Creation, choosing to obfuscate His harmonious management of all that happens. Yet, we believe that Hashem continually brings everything into existence, and runs all affairs of our reality. Always.
Having established this in the present episode, Rabbeinu Bachaya now addresses those who anxiously burden and overexert themselves trying make things happen, rather than making reasonable efforts and leaving the rest to G-d. This, he believed, stems form a lack of understanding, weakness of conviction and deficiency in one’s faith!
Instead, we must achieve mindfulness of the truth about Hashem’s absolute control and supervision of all that happens. Everything has its Season. Trying to Hasten it, is Futile and pointless. We must constantly remind ourselves that the Creator runs all our affairs. Getting anxious about the future, and trying to make things happen on your own timeline is a waste of time as ultimately even the timing of events is preordained by G-d!
The culmination is a stunning tapestry of Scripture is presented to illustrate these Torah truism as we complete the first Trust Principle of this chapter.
In conclusion we must recognize that Hashem alone possesses all Seven Criteria to foster Bitachon, from endless care and concern to complete control of everything. This will lead us to Trust in Hashem and enable us to Build our Bitachon!
Part Ten of the chapter comprises the 55th episode of this ongoing series.
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