Staying the same - Shelach
Sometimes, we create a routine within life that, when change comes along, it makes it very hard to deviate. In those cases, we might need a little push in order to make the transition. The future is full of uncertainty which therefore can breed anxiety.
In this week's parsha, Moshe was instructed by Hashem to send spies into Eretz Yisrael. The spies came back with abnormally sized fruits and news that Giants inhabited the land. The Jewish people complained because they didn't have faith that Hashem would help them through an uncertain situation. This protest ultimately landed us with 38 extra years in the desert and made the simple journey from Mitzrayim more lengthy and excruciating.
Having trust in Hashem can sometimes be tough especially if we don't fully grasp the extent of G-D. The Jewish people in the desert couldn't find trust in Hashem at this moment and therefore couldn't comprehend a survivable future. The same is true today with any circumstance we find ourselves in. If we build a trust in Hashem within us, we can cope with any situation no matter the circumstances because ultimately Hashem is there. Therefore, let me make a proposal that, this week, we try to find little pieces of Hashem within our lives. Whether it's through one more prayer, a little more learning, etc, let's use this trust to be comfortable with the uncomfortable and end this golus once and for all!
All the best
Avrohom Yehudah Ross