The famous song: “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try real hard, you get what you need.”
The beginning of Parshat Bechukosai tell us: Chapter 26, verse 3: If you walk in my mitzvot and my commandments you guard. I will give you rain in proper time so the land can produce.”
The reality of life would appear that this verse is not true. Plenty of people are holy, righteous, pious and they seemingly don’t get rewarded.
Rashi, on “Beitem” (on it time) seems to be bothered by this a little. He tells us that the rain will fall when it does not inconvenience people like Friday nite when they are home anyway and don’t go out. What does this mean? Do people in an agricultural society care when it rains?. They are happy whenever. Simililary, in our society, we will take “rain” (livlihood) wherever and whenever. Who cares when it comes?
The Shikkerdovid would like to suggest what the word “in its time” truly means. In proper time, means when Hashem perceives we really need it. When Hashem says, The Shikkerdovid needs the money.” Not when the Shikkerdovid thinks he needs the money. One has to believe, that Hashem is sensitive to each person’s needs. It hard.
This is hard. hard. hard. This is the guts of faith or Emunah. But real faith dictates that Hashem will send “RAIN”, when he perceives the time is proper and we are ready to receive its blessing. Therefore, you can’t always get what you want. But if you try real hard, Hashem will send you what you need.