Emunah during suffering

December 23, 2018 at 5:10 AM
Questions and AnswersEmunah during suffering
Zach asked 1 year ago

How can a person who is suffering from a terrible illness or chronic pain condition  come to believe that there is a good, let alone one That is causing this horrible situation for the person’s good?

1 Answers
Rabbi Yosef Karpman answered 1 year ago

Its a very high level of emunah to accept suffering as beneficial .
The whole of bnei yisrael are considered as one and every person can accept upon themselves responsiblility for others which would include the suffering that frequently happens.  
On a personal level there are no ways to know if a persons suffering is the effects of their own past life action or suffering on behalf of others.
Best Wishes 
R.Yosef Karpman