I’ve written that I’m going through a hard time. And because this is an uplifting, positive place (for me at least as much as you), I’m not going to go into detail about the nature of this challenge. But last night I had to reconnect with some truths to help me through.
We are flesh and blood. Only Hashem has an aerial view of past, present, and future. Only Hashem understands how all the parts fit together. He runs the world, this incredibly beautiful, incredibly detailed, incredibly painful world. He sees inside our hearts and plants thoughts in our minds. He leads us to the people and places we need in our lives, and He leads us away from them at the right time. Hashem determines what we’ll know. Hashem decides what we’ll see. Hashem chooses what we’ll understand.
Hashem forgets no one, not even for a second. There will never be a moment in this life or beyond that you go unloved.
Hashem is not limited by time or space or the rules of nature.
My favorite haftarah is the one we read on Shabbos Chol Hamoed Pesach, from Yechezkel. It’s the story of the atzamos yeveishos (dry bones), when Yechezkel has a vision of a valley of dry bones coming back to life. Although we understand it as chizuk for Klal Yisroel in galus, that we will yet rise from galus and return to E”Y, I think it can be taken as personal chizuk as well.
The hand of Hashem was upon me…and set me down in the midst of the valley — and it was filled with bones…and behold, they were very numerous upon the face of the valley, and behold, they were very dry. Then He said to me: “Son of Man, can these bones come to life?” And I said, “Hashem, You know!”…I prophesied as I had been commanded and the spirit entered them and they came to life. They stood upon their feet, a very, very great legion. (Yechezkel 37:1-10)
Please share anything that is mechazek you during a rough patch.