With times as difficult as they are, war on one or more of our borders almost inevitable, chaos in the government and dissolution of the Knesset with elections on the way that simply cause more slander and intramural hate, and on top of it all, losing a great tzaddik yesterday Rabbi Koenig zatza"l, it looks like Hashem is not with us, Heaven forbid. But that's not true! Hashem, we know You're here...
Before his death, the famed Toldos Aaron rebbe, Rebbe Aaron Rota zatza'l, warned that the time before Moshiach would be a period of deep spiritual darkness - the supreme test of faith. But, those who don't get discouraged - and cling to their pure and simple emuna - will invoke the Divine compassion that is not only needed to survive turbulent times, but shall also hasten the Geula.
This period in time is a "hastora", the concealment of Hashem's Divine light. Rebbe Nachman of Breslev teaches that the period preceding Moshiach is a "hastora betokh hastora", or double concealment. But, just like Olympic gymnastics, for a greater level of difficulty, you score higher points. When emuna (faith) comes hard, the rewards are beyond our wildest dreams. Hold on, don't give up hope, and keep the faith no matter what - that's the key to staying on your feet in this insane world. Above all, be happy and don't ever despair.
Hashem can hide all He wants, but He's always here - close by - and that's a solemn promise from your friend and brother Lazer. Some chutzpa Hashem enjoys, like when we smile and tell Him, "You don't fool us, Hashem. We know you're here." The warmth of love in our hearts tells us so. How? That's Hashem's light glowing in our chest cavity, right now. I love You, Hashem.