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A Saving Grace

by Yehudis Golshevsky

Hold On! A Saving Grace
Meshivat Nefesh #35

When I make an honest self-assessment, I find myself coming up so short.
And then it’s so easy for me to get down on myself.

But Rebbe Nachman taught me a powerful tool to reorient my mind and heart.

“It bothers me to find myself so far from God. But that, itself, is something to rejoice about. Because I could be the kind of person who is far but doesn’t care—the world is full of people like that. The fact that I feel pained by my distance from God is my saving grace. It’s what keeps me close even when I’m far.”
Beloved God,
Thank You for giving me a heart
that cares about the state of my soul.
Thank You for helping me to find my saving grace
even when it’s hard for me to see the good inside.
(Based on Meshivat Nefesh #40)

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