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HaMelech (King David) writes in Tehillim Chapter 12, verse 2,
me Hashem, for those who are devout have vanished...Ē
you ever feel that you are all alone? That you are completely isolated? - No one
is interested in what you wish to do, in what you wish to create. No one
understands what you are trying to gain. No one cares about anything you wish to
feeling is one of life`s realities. It is a necessary element of being the
person you are.
person is obligated to say for me the world was created. This means that
from a certain perspective, there is only you and Hashem in this world - nothing
else. There is all that you do every moment, every day. Then there is the world
around you, the world that interacts with you, that responds to all you think,
say and do.
this point of view, everything that surrounds you, every person, every object,
is all Hashem. It is Hashem working with you, challenging you, provoking you,
and calling for you.
so, you can rely on no one else. No one will do any part of your mission. You
may be able to delegate some simple activities to helpers around you - but the
push, the drive and the finish come only from you. You must do it all.
trustworthy people are no more.
†You cannot trust others with your heart, with your
breath. You must feel for yourself. You must breathe for yourself. You must do
cannot trust others with your dreams, with your hopes, with your prayers. You
must dream for yourself. You must hope for yourself. You must pray for yourself.
avenue of help however, does remain open to you. It is a great highway along
which the trucks and ambulances scream down all day. It is a 24-hour line on
which you may call for all types of assistance - money, physical strength, and
inspiration. This avenue, this line leads to Hashem. And to use it,
all you need is to call out - all you need is to cry, HELP.
me Hashem, I am lost. I feel overwhelmed by all I must prepare, all I must
accomplish. I am scared of the width of my responsibility. I feel powerless to
fulfill my duty. Help me Hashem to reach my every goal. Help me to arrive at my
every success and happiness.
(Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz, Hearts
of Fire, Feldheim, New York)
is what Tehillim Hotline is all about. Through the many cycles of daily recital
of Tehillim, the lines of communication are open. Dovid HaMelech composed the
words that give expression to the thoughts and emotions in our hearts and minds,
which open for us the gateway to Hashem enabling us to place our requests and
needs directly in front of the Heavenly Throne.