The feeling of loneliness, unfortunately, fills so many of us way too often. How do we react when we’re in that state of loneliness?
In this week’s Parsha, we see what happens to Yaakov when he’s alone. The Passuk mentions that Yaakov was alone when retrieving the small jars that he forgot and is then attacked by an angel. It doesn’t explicitly connect Yaakov being alone to being attacked, but when I read it an idea popped into my head.
What does the angel represent? The Yezter Harah. And there’s nothing the Yezter Harah likes more than an opportunity to attack. When alone, the Yezter Harah views us as the enemy fighting with no weapon to defend themselves.
We were created with a natural weapon- HaShem. And because of Him, we are NEVER alone. I know it doesn’t always feel this way, but that’s simply because we haven’t solidified the relationship that exists. Once we do that, we will realize that we can never ever be alone and that HaShem is there fighting every battle with us.
Next time you feel alone or that you’re being beaten by the Yezter Harah and about to do something that you don’t really want, just realize HaShem is fighting the battle with you! He loves you and wants you to win.
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