by Reb Nati at Mystical Paths
There is no suffering without sin. (Gemora) All yissurim (troubles) come from aveyrot (sins). What is happening in the world today is a result of our behavior. By our deeds we either tip the tiklah (the divine scale) towards zehut (merit) or hov (deficit). By our actions we determine the amount of divine blessing that comes down or the lack of it.
Now if we heed the voice of Hashem and do teshuva then there is no need for the tragedies to befall us. Hashem runs the world down to the smallest leaf that falls from a tree and covers a worm so the sun doesn't burn it, to asteroids hitting the planet Jupiter. The Creator runs the world by Divine provenience, we have no choice in the matter.
Hamas would not be here and a single person would not be hurt or killed if Hashem did not will it. So instead of attacking the stick that He chose to beat us with, we need to turn to the Wielder. It is much more easier to do T'SHUVAH that to mobilize thousands of men and machines.
But it doesn't look that way. We have been conditioned by a Anti G-d Matrix to the point that we do not believe in the truth any more. Instead, the media bombards us with their truth of the moment while selling us more cars, cosmetics, movies, clothes, etc. (Creating beyond desires to NEEDS for goods that never existed before.)
It is written in the Torah, Parshat Haazinu, "if we do not listen to the voice of Hashem then we will be made to listen to the voice of our enemies" and even goes on to describe the Palestinians and specifically say He will send Hamas and attacks by missiles! Stop looking at the symptom and start to look at the cause! If we can fix this at the root then there is no need for the pain and suffering.
We must try, none would argue with that. But if some choose to stay in the dark, it hurts the rest. For we are a people, a whole. We must appeal to all our brothers and sisters for all our sake, and for the sake of all the world.
We are running out of time. Every good deed counts, every thought of returning to Hashem is not wasted. Hurry! Cash in on all the mitzvot today that you can and reap the peace and security you'll receive in the place of stress and fear.
May we all take positive steps towards Hashem today, and find true and complete peace tomorrow.
BS"D - בסיעתא דשמיא