When a person knows that he is truly in doubt and in a state of confusion regarding how to serve G-d, he should simply cry out from the depths of his heart!
There are times when a person feels that he’s fallen so low in his life, to the point where he hasn’t any idea how to even start getting back on track. Everything that he tries to do just gets him further entangled and messed up. In such a case, the true solution is to know that because of his fall, there really is no way he can come up with a solution on his own. The one and only way out is to cry out to HaShem and pray to Him to provide guidance exactly how he should conduct himself. When he does this, he may merit that specifically from his fall, he will emerge to a genuine elevation in service of God.
The one and only way out is to cry out to HaShem and pray to Him!
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This is what happens on Tisha B’Av, when we read Eichah and recite the Kinnot. “Eichah” alludes to the word, “eifo,” – where? We haven’t the slightest idea where we are in the world, or where to locate the path via which we can return to HaShem. We are truly in the dark! But when we shed tears and say the Kinnot with sincerity, those same Kinnot ((קינות will turn into a “tikun” (-תיקוןthe same letters, rearranged). When a person knows that he is truly in doubt and in a state of confusion regarding how to serve G-d, he should simply cry out from the depths of his heart. Then, he will merit to have Kinnot turned into tikun.
(Based on Likutey Moharan 247 and Likutey Halachot, Laws of Divorce #3:25)
We’ve prepared a special program featuring shiurim by the best speakers in Breslov that you can watch on Tisha B’Av:
May we merit the true Redemption, both general and personal, and may we see these days of grief and mourning turned into days of great joy and gladness, quickly in our days, Amen.