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

The heart that clings to a thread of hope is anchored to its earthly bounds. It desires to receive, but its capacity is tightly defined. 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 what He should do. When you are prepared to be surprised and open to wonders and miracles.

From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory; words and condensation by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman. To order Rabbi Freeman’s book, Bringing Heaven Down to Earth, click here.
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March 23, 2012
Toulouse
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.
mordi
March 22, 2012


thank you very much for this message. So apt in my life right now! i really like reading all your articles.
Anonymous
manila, philippines
March 22, 2012
you've done it again!
Thank you!
sz
March 22, 2012
trust over hope
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.
Anonymous
portsmouth, ohio
March 22, 2012
Living with god
They're not mutually exclusive. Hope without trust means not living with god.
SimpleJewish18
David
March 22, 2012
Trust is more than Hope
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.
Michal
Germany
May 20, 2009
Trust
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.
Cheryl Q
Orange County, CA
May 20, 2009
Trust over hope
What a beautiful analogy! Amen!
Deborah
Forest Park, GA
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