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Trust over Hope

Trust over Hope


Trust transcends hope, as the sky above transcends the earth below.

A thread of hope is an anchor to the ground, a narrow path you’ve set for destiny to lead you.

The thread snaps and your eyes look up to see nothing more than the open sky. Hope is gone. All you can do now is trust the One who has no bounds.

That is Trust: When you stop suggesting to your Maker how He could rescue you. When you are prepared to be surprised by wonders and open to miracles.

By Tzvi Freeman
From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory; words and condensation by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman. Subscribe and get your dose daily. Or order Rabbi Freeman’s book, Bringing Heaven Down to Earth, click here.
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Anonymous Mesa, AZ November 26, 2015

Great advice Rabbi Freeman. It has come at the proper time, proving the miracle. B"H Reply

farah sajid pakistan November 24, 2015

I feel his arms around all me.Thank you for this kind bless lesson. Reply

Lenore Arnow Asheville NC November 24, 2015

This is a wonderful message! So healing! Thank you! Reply

Esther Cameron Maale Adumim November 24, 2015

Thank you. This one really helped Reply

SKM Manchester November 23, 2015

Thank you so much for this advice. It is perfect timing. Reply

mordi March 23, 2012

The tragedy of Toulouse will put our faith in Hashem to the test.

When bad things happen to innocent people we are forced to sit down and think and rethink seriously.

As i write this, the murderer's head has met up with a sniper's bullet.

Our prayers and hearts are with the victims and their families. Reply

Anonymous manila, philippines March 22, 2012

thank you very much for this message. So apt in my life right now! i really like reading all your articles. Reply

sz March 22, 2012

Thank you! Reply

Anonymous portsmouth, ohio March 22, 2012

this reminded me of the often told story of the person who complains about not winning the lottery but never buys a ticket. the meaning of trust, as i read here, was realizing that every day HaShem renews for me, i have already won. no ticket needed. Reply

SimpleJewish18 David March 22, 2012

They're not mutually exclusive. Hope without trust means not living with god. Reply

Michal Germany March 22, 2012

You need a lot of Trust in HaShem, when you stop explaining to Him, what He has to do, what you wish for others and for yourself.
But on the other side, He answers our prayers and lets miracles happen. The difference between trust and hope seems to me, is a child in his fathers arms or a child, that is playing somewhere outside, hoping the father will not go away. Reply

Cheryl Q Orange County, CA May 20, 2009

I loved reading today's Daily Dose.. Last night I was asking myself and G_d what brings about serenity in my life. I have been feeling much peace for awhile and wanted to identify my part in it.
I recognized it as a gift from G_d but knew I must be doing something "right" as well. The answer was faith-trust in G_d.
I noted to myself that I have been looking at my life as a book already written. Instead of trying to control what happens, I can look at each day with excitement and wonder at what this chapter in my book will bring.
Faith is the answer to how I can do this without fear and the need to control that goes along with fear.
While I am sure many people related to today's Daily Dose, I couldn't help feeling that is was an affirming message just for me. Reply

Deborah Forest Park, GA May 20, 2009

What a beautiful analogy! Amen! Reply