Though we may lack understanding of why we suffer, pain is not ‘senseless’. Emuna enables us to accept the pain and know intrinsically that somehow, in some way our pain is necessary for our spiritual repair and growth. This awareness and inner faith should help steer us away from assessing our difficulties and judging whether they are good or bad.
One reason why difficulties arise is to remind us of Hashem’s presence and motivate us to change our ways. We should constantly view ourselves and our world as transient – each stage is sending us a new message and leading us to a new phase of life.
Feel and heal exercise of the day:
Consider the fact that we are like tourists in this world. Hashem is the ultimate tour guide directing and steering us through the valleys and mountains ensuring we make most of the scenary.