Everything Comes From G-d

I’ve always struggled with the notion that everything, both good and evil, comes from G-d. I suppose I believe it. I just don’t like it. When I read about natural disasters, starvation, children suffering, right down to all the small, everyday problems of my own- I don’t want to believe they come from G-d. G-d is good. G-d is a loving god. So how come he causes earthquakes, hurricanes, deadly diseases? Because human actions can be explained away through free will- that’s the reason for war, for innocent people being killed- but what about things which come only from G-d? Which we play no part in?

I suppose that we do play a part in everything. Through our sins. G-d warned us what would happen if we turned away from him- and that’s what’s happening. But that’s not a nice thought. Is it something that strengthens our emunah? Realising, or believing, that our deeds cause starvation, misery, illness? Is it even true? It’s unpleasant. But it should actually remind us of our purpose as Jews. To bring Moshiach. Because when we perform the mitzvah which tips the scales, he will come, and suffering will come to an end.

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One thought on “Everything Comes From G-d

  1. I would say that everything comes from God, and what we call good or bad are merely our judgments as to whether or not we like it or not. In truth, we have no idea why things happen they way they do. In hindsight we hope and pray that the revealed good in all our trials and tribulations will be revealed. However, with emunah and bitachon, we know that everything that Hashem does it for our Ultimate Good so that we can fulfill our mission in this world.

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