Nachum welcomed Rabbi David Sutton to this morning’s JM in the AM to explore his important new ArtScroll book “A Daily Dose of Bitachon: Filling your day with trust and reliance on Hashem.”
From the Artscroll website:
Bitachon. How to get it. How to strengthen it. How to learn to rely on Hashem. In every part of our lives.
Bitachon – knowing that you can fully rely on Hashem, and only on Hashem — is an essential part of our Chovos HaLevavos, our “service of the heart.” It is the wondrous gift that enables us to enjoy the blessing of “menuchas hanefesh” – a hard-to-define concept that includes serenity, tranquility, and peace of mind.
Rabbi David Sutton, author of many important works including Beis HaLevi on Bitachon and Embrace Shabbos, shares with us more than 130 readings, designed for the consistent daily use that enables truly effective change. Drawn from the classic wisdom of the Chovos HaLevavos Shaar HaBitachon, these insights into this “service of the heart” are remarkably contemporary, speaking to our own challenges. Each reading ends with a practical takeaway, ensuring that we incorporate bitachon into our everyday encounters. And of course, Rabbi Sutton shares stories that show us the amazing power of bitachon.
In these readings we will learn how to reframe our thoughts. We will explore hashgachah pratis. We will see how to properly balance hishtadlus, human effort, with bitachon in Hashem, and how to strengthen our connection to Hashem both in good times and hard ones.
Fitness experts say that to keep your heart strong and healthy, you need to do a cardio workout. And you need to do it regularly and consistently. It’s the same with bitachon: To keep your “service of the heart” strong and healthy – you need a daily workout. And that’s what this book gives you: A cardio workout of the spirit!