Whenever we want to return to Hashem, we must be skilled in following a path so that nothing can knock us down. During times of progress and spiritual ascent (baky b’ratzo), as well as in times of a fall (baky b’shov), G-d forbid, whatever happens to us, we must strengthen ourselves with emuna.
Our spiritual elevation corresponds to, “If I ascend to heaven, You are there;” our fall being an aspect of, “if I make my bed in hell, behold, here You are” (Tehillim 139:8). When we fall, G-d forbid, we can strengthen ourselves by remembering that we can draw close to Hashem even in the utter depths of the hell we find ourselves in! We simply need to remember that Hashem is present with us even there, as in, “if I make my bed in hell, behold, here You are.”
Especially in the midst of a fall, we must believe that Hashem’s greatest honor is when someone who is very distant from Him, someone on a very low spiritual level, recognizes Him. This is hinted to us in the verse, “You are there” — distant … “here You are” — revealed and right next to me.
Based on Likutei Moharan by Rebbe Nachman of Breslov