Yoseph Janowski
By the Grace of G-d

It will be good

Yesterday, my grandson came into the car with a book that he received as a prize. The book was titled ‘Living Lessons from Tanya,’ and it explained concepts from ‘Tanya,’ the magnum opus on Chassidus by Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, the first Lubavitcher Rebbe, who is referred to as the Alter Rebbe.

I started to think about the Tanya, and how the Alter Rebbe explains the deeper dimensions of life.

In the second volume of Tanya, called Shaar Hayichud V’Emunah — the Gate of Unity and Belief, the Alter Rebbe discusses the Almighty’s intrinsic Oneness with the universe, that He constantly recreates everything ex nihilo, while at the same time concealing Himself. Thus, there is truly nothing beside Him, since everything exists via G-d, and without His life force everything would revert to nothingness.

This premise from Tanya, that G-d is all powerful, enables us to have full trust in Him, since He is the Master of the world, and everything happens by His Divine providence.

From the wind that blows, to the rain that falls, to the sun that shines, and the darkness of night. From the holy words that children say, and the joy as they play, from the birds that fly and fish that swim, to the wild beasts in the jungles. It’s all created and conducted every moment by Him.

So when Hamas and Hezbollah and Houthis and Iraqi militias and Iran threaten, we turn to G-d, Master of the world, and trust that He will save us, and that He will bless Israel’s army with success in their efforts to defend the holy land and its people.

Because G-d is good, and the nature of someone good is to do good things.

When we trust in G-d, then as a reward for our trust, it can often speed His salvation.

If tragedy happened in the past, we believe that G-d did this for our ultimate benefit, even if we don’t readily understand how. But for the future we trust that He will save us, and bless us with revealed goodness.

Think good and it will be good. Good things are coming soon, including Redemption with Moshiach. A time when the entire world will be at peace.

May we see it very soon.

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