THE FAITH OF AND TRUST OF PSALMS 55:23 "Transfer your burdens to HaShem and He will sustain you."
was once a royal servant, who knew that the king was extremely
generous, merciful, and kind. What’s more, the king faithfully
compensated his servants according to the difficulty and effort of
their labor. Accordingly, whoever faithfully served the king was
assured of great honor, dignity, and wealth.
In light of the
king’s wonderful qualities, the servant firmly trusted in the king’s
goodness. He rejoiced in whatever task the king assigned him to
perform. Indeed, the harder the task the more he rejoiced, because he
knew the king would remunerate him proportionally to the intensity of
This parable illuminates the relationship between
faith and trust in HaShem. Faith in HaShem is founded upon our
recognition that HaShem is infinitely good, compassionate, and kind.
Even more, He compensates His servants with countless blessings,
splendor, and reward.
Once a person has attained faith in
HaShem’s goodness, he will then place his full trust in HaShem, just as
the royal servant trusted in his king. His faith and trust in HaShem’s
compassion and care will insure that he is always happy! Even if he has
difficulties he continues to rejoice, because he knows that HaShem will
generously reward him according to level of his exertion.
we reflect on HaShem’s infinite goodness and place our sincere trust in
Him. As a result, we will discover the path of a joyous life, as King
David said, "Transfer your burdens to HaShem and He will sustain you."
[Based on Orchos Tzadikim, The Gate of Happiness]
TODAY: Rejoice in HaShem’s love for you and His faithfulness to compensate your efforts with countless blessings and reward.