Day #25

The Hardest Times to Say Thank You

There are many times throughout our lives where we find it impossible to say thank you. The fog in our mind is so thick and our challenges are so overwhelming that thanking G-d is the last thing we are able to do.

We feel like everything around us is falling apart and no advice is helping us get past it.

When we go through this reality of darkness and lack of faith and feeling lost and alone, it is called a time of hastara, concealment. The closer we come to the final redemption, this occurs more frequently and with great intensity.

Sometimes we come to such a place where we just can’t think of how to connect to faith and G-d.

So, what do we do when we can’t do?

This advice is one of the deepest concepts of faith that we have and is used in a time where we see we really can’t do a thing.

If we can find a place to be alone, try and breathe and slow down our mind, and simply repeat these words:

“DEAR G-D, I HAVE REACHED SUCH A PLACE WHERE IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO DO ANY ACTION. THE TENSION IS SO GREAT THAT I CAN’T EVEN FIND WHAT TO BE GRATEFUL FOR. I CAN’T MOVE MY ARMS AND LEGS AND MY HEART FEELS LIKE A HEART OF STONE.

BUT HASHEM, I BELIEVE WITH A FULL HEART OF FAITH, DEEP INSIDE OF ME, THAT YOU ARE WITH ME AND THAT YOU WILL NEVER EVER LEAVE ME. BECAUSE YOU NEVER ABANDON ANY JEW!

I BELIEVE MY SALVATION IS NEAR AND PURELY IN YOUR HANDS!

Try to repeat this a few times, while breathing and closing your eyes. Shortly thereafter, with Gd’s endless loving-kindness, we will begin to feel salvation and tranquility in our hearts.

When we repeat these words, we are actually causing G-d’s mercy to be bestowed upon us from above. And we begin to find that connecting spark within our hearts.

After we have relieved some of the tension and brought light into the darkness. We can start to find a few small simple things we have in our life to be grateful for and say those three magical simple words THANK YOU HASHEM…

May we merit to feel G-d’s light and love always.

In the merit of R’ Eliezer ben Etya, Yitzchak ben Saida, Mordechai Menachem ben Miril, Galit Geula bat Ronit, Yitzchak ben Anet Chana. And for all of Am Yisrael.

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