tragedies going on in the world right now are getting me down. I am trying to have emunah, but then I am stuck wondering how to have bitachon. It was part of Hashem's plan for the Fogels to die in such a way. So what makes me so sure that no harm will befall me chas vichalila? I just don't get why such painful things need to be part of Hashem's plan, who is supposed to be the most kind and merciful. And maybe I will never "get it" as I am only human. But that is disconcerting, you know?
we want moshiach now- ad matai?
Last Edit: Mar 15, 2011 23:15:58 GMT -5 by Rivka P
Rivka I know how you feel, As King Shlomo said, Lakol Zman V'et...The Fogel family would not have wanted our Emuna or Bitachon to falter. They did not deserve their fate and as believing Jews we know that it is up to us to increase our acts of chessed, tzedaka and bain adam LeCHaveiro as well as LeMakom in response to this heinous act. We must continue the beautiful path that the Fogel family began and not let the murderers evil acts make us waver in any way. I dont believe Hashem is responsible for the murderers actions (I know you didnt mean it that way). When a human acts in a certain manner I dont like to think- Hashem planned it. I place the blame totally on the murderers and those who encourage and enable them. Hashem is the ultimate in kindness and mercy. Always. Just look at your two beautiful girls as proof. May we be zocheh to greet the Moshiach Bimhayrah Biyamaynu. And dance with the Fogels in Techiyat Hamaytim. I know these concepts seem strange and outside our mundane lives however as we dont say Hashems name in vain, we do have brachot in our davening for Techiyat Hamaytim that are proof that both Moshiach and Techiyat Hamaytim are in our future. I wish it werent so painful but understand that this too is for our good. May Hashem comfort the mourners along with all of the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem....(gotta get a tissue)
But in the garden of emunah by rabbi shalom arush it says that anything bad that someone does to us, it's just like the stick in the hand of the master. So Hashem chose evil people who would do evil things anyway, but nothing happens that is not part of the divine plan. But WHY OH WHY does the divine plan need to include suffering?