30. HASHEM Loves Me

One of the concepts that’s essential for a person to learn to trust in Hashem is the understanding that Hashem loves me more than I love me. That Hashem is concerned for my betterment, Hashem is looking out for my good, that Hashem is more concerned for my interests than I am for my interests.

And while that sounds very lofty and often sounds very difficult to experience, I believe it’s actually not that hard to do. All you have to do is read the biography. But not the biography of gedolim (great men), the biography of your life. Every Jew has a story. Everyone has this event that happened, this one that said this that all of a sudden I ended up in a place that I never dreamt, I never could imagine. And if you read your own autobiography, if you read your own story of your life, you’ll say oh my goodness, that was Hashem. Hashem was here; Hashem was there. And even though at the time it didn’t look good, and even though at the time it looked bad and I thought it was the worst thing in the world, two years later I found out oh, it really is for my betterment and really I found out that Hashem was directing me.

When you look back on your life and you see Hashem there guiding you step by step, you’re able to realize I get it — Hashem is concerned for my good, Hashem wants my betterment, Hashem loves me even more than I love me.