Studying Sha’ar HaBitachon, Rabbeinu Bachaya’s “Gate of Trust” ~ the Timeless Torah Book that can teach US ALL How to Live with Certainty and Discover Tranquility!
Chapter Four, Part Eleven: “FAILURE TO LAUNCH”
Perfect Trust in Hashem means knowing that success is not the result of our efforts, but rather G-d’s blessing. Yet we are always required to do invest appropriate and reasonable efforts. And once we’ve done our part to maintain a perfectly optimistic attitude — before we’ve tasted or seen any of the anticipated success arrive.
But what happens when the season ends and it’s clear that our efforts, hard work and toil will be yielding no fruit. What is the Believer’s Bitachon-powered response when well-intentioned efforts prove (at times inexplicably) unsuccessful?
Rabbeinu Bachaya’s seems odd. He drives home the point that, are livelihood may already have arrived elsewhere, and if Hashem desires, our Parnassa may just as easily soon materialize from an unexpected source.
Urging us to keep our chin up and continue working diligently. We are to raise our eyes on High and place our Trust in the only true source of sustenance. Relying solely on Hashem who pays attention to those who place perfect Trust in Him will bring us the blessings we need.
Yet isn’t there also a possibility that the answer is NO, are there really any guarantees that we will always experience success?!
Drawing on a range of classic and contemporary Torah-true sources this presentation will solidify and further clarify many important Bitachon Basics, most of which have already been touched upon in previous episodes of this foundational faith series.
This Episode is the Eleventh segment of the Fourth Chapter of “The Gate of Trust;” and it comprises the 85th consecutive video of this ongoing series.
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