Let’s do a simple exercise.
Think about the blessing you need right now.
Acknowledge the obvious fact that G-d, being all powerful, can solve your problems and fulfil your needs with the click of a finger. One phone call, one ‘chance’ meeting, one turn of events can change everything. You may not be able to imagine how your life could turn around, but G-d is not limited by your imagination. G-d can do anything.
You know all this. That’s the easy part. Here’s the challenge. Take your faith to the next level. It’s not enough to know it in your mind. You have to feel it in your heart.
Feel calm and relaxed, right now, even with your issues yet unresolved and your needs not met. You are in G-d’s hands, and G-d is good. Your problems will go away and everything will work out. So why wait until then to enjoy it? Start celebrating now. Feel the peace and comfort of knowing that everything is good, even before you can see it. Smile and be happy. It’s all done.
When you bring your trust in G-d down from the mind into the heart, and actually feel calm in the face of chaos, you expand faith from an intellectual belief into an emotional conviction. That makes it real. And real faith invites real blessings to come down.
Let’s be clear, this is no magical formula to get whatever you want. In the end, G-d does what’s best. But when you feel your faith, you open yourself up to whatever good awaits you. And may it be sweet and plentiful always!
Mendel (Menachem) Bluming (taken from many sources)