Rabbi Benzion Shafier
If you want to know if your bitachon is where it should be, there’s a very simple test. Do you go into a panic when you don’t know how you’re going to pay your next bill? Do you often think that you could have been more successful if only you’d done things differently? If your answer was “yes,” then you, like most of us, need to work on bitachon.
But striking the balance between bitachon and hishtadlus is not so simple. What is my part and what is HASHEM’s?