7 Qualities of Hashem

Adapted from the Chovos ha-Levavos: Sha'ar Habitchon
Rav Bachaya b. Yosef ibn Paquda (c.1040)

  1. Hashem loves you.
  2. Hashem is with you wherever you are and is always ready to help you.
  3. Hashem is stronger and smarter than anyone in the world and has solutions to all your problems.
  4. Hashem knows what's best for you, beyond your human comprehension.
  5. As He has helped you in the past resolve your problems, He will help you now, and in the future.
  6. There is no one in this world that can either help or harm you without Hashem's permission. For only Hashem controls each and everyone's destiny.
  7. Hashem wills and seeks to do loving kindness with you, beyond the imagination of the kindest, most wonderful, and generous human ever.

The Krula Rebbe, Rebbe Naftali Horowitz shlit"a, suggests reviewing these seven qualities of Hashem on a constant basis to strengthen one's belief in Hashem.