L’ilui Nishmat Michael Ben Renee
Shiur presented in 5779
The Bottom Line
The challenging part of emunah is not the idea that Hashem created and runs the world. Rather, it is accepting that everything that happens to us – whether good or bad – is decreed from Above. The stories of the Marcheshes’ torture at the hands of a Nazi, or Rav Meir Soloveichik’s son’s divorce or the surgery of Rebbetzin Sorotzkin’s son – all vividly illustrate to us that any damage, suffering, pain, or even the words of reshus that come out of our mouths, are not only decreed in shamayim, but their amount, severity and timing are precisely measured as well. This coming week, if I experience a challenge – no matter how small it may be – I will strengthen my emunah by recognizing and accepting where my challenge truly comes from. And in that zechus, IY”H, I will learn to see any events or challenges I face as hashgacha pratis and not as a coincidence or a set of random events.