It looks like a curse in reality it is a blessing from G-d


It all depends on how you look at it. This is a mind blower. When evil comes I used to blame it all on G-d. I was wrong. God gave me a huge correction on this very subject three years ago when He told me don’t ever speak to me that way again. Period end of discussion.

When it looks like I have been cursed in reality this is a lie. The truth is that this is a blessing that is too great to be revealed in my limited world and my limited myopic sight. Instead therefore it is disguised as a curse to give me free choice to earn the rewards for my choice to follow my father or not.

I can reject the evil or wallow in self-pity.

I never heard this before.

The Rebbe explains: “Moses urged the Jewish people to realize that G‑d gives them the choice between good and evil. Their choice will result either in a life of blessings or one of curses.

[Moses told the Jewish people in G‑d’s Name,] “See, I set before you today a blessing and a curse.” Deuteronomy 11:26

A Divine curse is actually a blessing that is too great to be revealed within our limited world and must therefore be “disguised” as a curse. Our challenge is to see it in this perspective, rather than falling into the trap of becoming angry with G‑d. Thus, pain and negativity exist in order to provide us with free choice. Free choice, in turn, exists in order to enable us to earn the rewards for our choices, so we need not feel unworthy of the blessings that G‑d bestows upon us.

When we recognize that evil exists solely to provide us with the free choice to reject it, our struggle with it becomes much easier.1 Likutei Sichot, vol. 4, pp. 1339–1342.