Your Inner Strength

The next time you’re confronted by difficulties, large or small, remember Rebbe Nachman’s call: “Never despair! Never give up!”

Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and consider your options— because you do have them.

Say a prayer to G-d to help you succeed in this situation He’s put you into.

Even if all the exits seem blocked, use your inner strength to cope with situations you cannot change.

Chaim Kramer, Rebbe Nachman And YOU

The Unfolding of Divine Mercy

Divine mercy isn’t manifest where everything is always smooth and nothing goes wrong — quite the contrary. But it’s specifically down here, where every mistake can (and will) be made, that we witness the full unfolding of Divine mercy.

Rabbi Baruch Gartner, Living Aligned

Within The Pain

Rabbi Nachman once commented that if we knew how truly kind G-d is to us, we would realize that even when He deals with us harshly, He is still showing us His love. Something positive can be found within any pain, as the verse says, “You have relieved me in my distress” (Psalm 4:2). Beside the fact that we hope G-d will deliver us from all our afflictions and be gracious to us, it is possible to discern His love even within the pain itself. (Likutei Moharan  I: 195)

In All Your Ways: Collected Discourses of Rabbi Yaakov Meir Shechter


Divine Mercy

The Infinite One’s quality of mercy is infinite. As finite beings, we can’t grasp just what that means, but every time we seek out and are conscious of the expression of Divine mercy in our lives, we help to fulfill the purpose of Creation. Everywhere we look, we’re face to face with Divine mercy. And that’s true even when we see things that don’t appear to be so positive on the surface.

Rabbi Baruch Gartner, Living Aligned