Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A Rebbe Story: The Power of Bitochon

A Rebbe Story: The Power of Bitochon:

Sorry for not posting the Parshas Shoftim report.  However, here is a story which I saw that we all deserve to be able to read: 

So, one night, The Alter of Novhardok (HaRav Yosef Yoizel Hurwitz zt"l) was learning in his house of  solitude in the woods, and his only candle burned out.  Because of this, he was not able to continue his learning, and he was very upset about the Bitul Torah. 

But, Reb Yosef Yoizel zt"l , who was a total Baal Bitochon, had total faith that Hashem would help him.  He walked outside into the night air, and suddenly, a stranger (likely either Eliyahu HaNavi or a Malach) came up to him, handed him a candle, and disappeared.[1] Thus, Reb Yosef Yoizel was able to continue learning because Hashem had saved him. 

What a powerful story!!  Bitochon is a very important thing in life; as the Chazon Ish (HaRav Avraham Yeshaya Karelitz zt"l) explained in his book Emunah U'Bitochon, Bitochon is the faith that Hashem controls the entire universe, and the things that happen to us in our every day lives our controlled by Hashem. 

With this in mind, why be scared of anything?  Why fear anything aside from the One Who controls everything?  Just go and serve Him and don't fear anything aside from Him!  And if we, B'Ezras Hashem understand this concept, then it will very much help our Avodas Hashem, He is Blessed. 

May HaKadosh Baruch Hu help every single person to rely on Him in all situations and at all times, and then we will all serve Him better.  And if we do this, then Hashem Yisbarech Shi'mo will send us Mashiach Tzidkeinu bi'm'heirah vi'yameinu, Amein, vi'Amein. 

Have a wonderful, awesome day everyone!!!

Refoel Berel

[1] Sparks of Mussar, pages 122-123.  By HaRav Chaim Ephraim Zaitchik zt"l.  Feldheim Publications©.  

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