What is fear? Why are we scared? How can we make this fear go away?
Many people in Israel have been scared, in the last month at least 100 people have been injured in terrorist attacks. That’s scary.
Things are more scary, when they are so close to us. When things happen in our city, our neighborhood.
G-d does this to wake us UP!!!!
He sees that we don’t wake up and amend our ways when he does something in China, so he goes to America, then he goes to Israel, then Yerushalayim, then a frum neighborhood, then a shul…
He get’s closer and closer until WE WAKE UP!!!!
I don’t know if you are one of the girls that are scared. Fear is a normal thing. it’s a completely normal human reaction to these types of things . What a world it would be without fear, people wouldn’t be scared of themselves, or others, or of police or of Hashem. They wouldn’t be scared of death or pain, or causing others pain. They would do whatever they wanted.
So how do we overcome fear?
We get closer to G-d, whoever believes, he is not scared.
If you believe someone is only doing what’s best, then you aren’t scared he’ll make a mistake. If you truly believe in them and that they have your best interests at heart.
If you believe that things are always okay, then you won’t be scared for it to change since it will not come.
When we believe in Hashem, we know not to be scared. Just like a baby believes in it’s mother without even doubting her! EVER!
My all time favorite Posuk:
קַוֵּה, אֶל-יְהוָה: חֲזַק, וְיַאֲמֵץ לִבֶּךָ; וְקַוֵּה, אֶל-יְהוָה.
Place your Hope in Hashem, He will instill courage in your heart and place your hope in Hashem (Psalm 27) (P.S. It is my favorite Psalm too, but this basically sums up the story of my life! The only reason I live is cuz Hashem gives me Courage and strength every single day! 😉
Also see this post for an amazing poem on this topic.
But what is belief? What happens when we get to a point when we feel there’s no point in trusting and believing in anyone or thing anymore? You’ll havta wait for next week! 😉