Chazal tell us that everyone who believes in Hashem and all of His attributes would naturally have Bitachon, trust in Him, except for one consideration: “Maybe I don’t deserve that which I desire.” During the month of Elul, when we begin to focus more on how far we have distanced ourselves from Hashem and His Torah, we begin to recognize how undeserving we really are. This can weaken our ability to feel Bitachon, trust in Hashem, for a brighter future and leave us troubled and anxious.
If, however, we stop to think of the message that is hinted in the name Elul itself, we can transform our troubled state and anxiousness into a state of Bitachon, a trust in Hashem, for the desired results and a deep sense of tranquility.
The letters of the word Elul, אלול, hint to the Pasuk in Shir Hashirim, אני לדודי ודודי לי, I am to my beloved and my beloved is to me. Elul reminds us of the timeless and passionate loving relationship that continues to exist between the Jew and his Creator.
The awareness of the loving relationship that exists between us and Hashem makes it so much easier to overlook the lack of our worthiness and find the ability to instill within ourselves Bitachon in Hashem
Other parts to this series: Inspiration in Bitachon