compiled thoughts of Rabbi Nati @ Mystical Paths
Get involved politically!
Use wise financial planning!!
Defend ourselves with our military might!!!
Do we really think politics, military might or financial savvy can cure a spiritual illness? At best these only work on the symptoms. We have to cure the disease!
Only Hashem runs the world and He sets up who He wishes and takes down who He pleases! All the news… the president did (fill in the blank), the Prime Minister is (fill in the blank), the disaster is (fill in the blank), it’s all just a show to distract us from the real, from Him!
There are solutions…
- Take an emunah moment! Pause and think of Hashem in your day, or enhance your day with some emunah building material. In a time of constant in-your-face attacks on emunah we must intentionally build emunah. ‘A few minutes a day keeps the Yeitzer away.’
- Do not despair! There is always hope and there is always something we can do. Despair is the worst danger of all, for it paralyzes one into doing NOTHING.
- Prayer is the answer to the hard questions we face! Turn to Hashem and ask the hard questions, pray for understanding. Our Father can open the gates of wisdom for His children, or at least settle the neshomah (soul).
A quick remedy for the spiritual and physical challenges of RIGHT NOW…
Read tehillim (psalms) every day. Just 5 a day and you will finish the Sefer of Moshiach each month. Complete this by learning one pasuk from Mishlei (Proverbs) each day. This bring understanding to the mind and calmness to the soul.
This should begin on Rosh Chodesh Nissan, the month of redemption. On the first of Nissan read psalms 1-5 and Proverbs 1, the next day 6-11 & 2, etc.
Peace by itself is not enough, a small dose of understanding of Torah wisdom is a key to having peace.