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The Remedy Precedes the Illness

However dire the financial situation may feel, one should always keep in mind that the remedy for the issue has proceeded the problem, as illustrated from the following Gemara:

וְאָמַר רַבִּי יִצְחָק אוֹתוֹ הַיּוֹם שֶׁבָּאת רוּת הַמּוֹאֲבִיָּה לְאֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל מֵתָה אִשְׁתּוֹ שֶׁל בֹּעַז וְהַיְינוּ דְּאָמְרִי אִינָשֵׁי עַד דְּלָא שָׁכֵיב שִׁיכְבָא קָיְימָא מְנוּ בַיְיתֵיהּ -
רש"י מתה אשתו של בועז: ולאשמועינן אתא שהקב"ה מקדים רפואה למכה ויש לו לאדם לבטוח בהקב"ה.
And Rabbi Yitzḥak also says with regard to this passage: That very day when Ruth the Moabite came to Eretz Yisrael, the wife of Boaz died, i.e., from the moment of their arrival the possibility was created for Ruth’s eventual marriage to Boaz. This explains the adage that people say: Before the deceased dies, the person who will next be in charge of his house arises; as in this case, Boaz’s new wife, Ruth, arrived as his previous wife died.
Rashi: This comes to teach us that Hashem precedes the illness with the remedy and one should have trust in Hashem

Bava Basra 91a


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