I’ve heard that the more trust you have in Hashem, the more Hashem does for you. For example if you have a high level of Emunah in Hashem that your kids will be handsome, your kids wills come out handsome. I’m curious where the speaker got this from. Cite sources please?

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    This seems pretty demonstrably false. – Double AA Aug 15 '18 at 22:22
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    This is along the same lines as “if you daven to Hashem, your tefillos will always be answered,” also demonstrably false. The correct approach is having 100% emunah that everything Hashem does is for your own good, even when it seems bad. – DonielF Aug 15 '18 at 22:27
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    @DoubleAA Although I agree with you, people may argue that in those many cases where this did not prove true, the person did not have enough true emuna. – ezra Aug 15 '18 at 22:53
  • After researching I found a source in Tehillim. “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will bear you; He shall never allow a righteous man to falter” This could be the source the speaker was referring to? – Daniel Aug 15 '18 at 23:43

The Rambam in Moreh Nevuchim 3/51 s.v. והנה נגלה אלי, and the Maharal in Nesivos Olam in Nesiv HaBitachon in the first paragraph, are two of the many sources for this.

However, the Chazon Ish in Emunah u'Bitachon seems to question the obligation to think this way, since this good thing your trusting will happen was not heard from a Navi.

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    The Rambam doesn't say precisely that. He says that the amount of hashgacha is dependent on your knowledge of Hashem. He can still learn Hashgacha like the Chazon Ish. – Shmuel Brin Aug 15 '18 at 23:47
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    So if you understand Hashem, Hashem will make sure that everything that happens, will be good for you. But you won't necessarily see it. So you could still stub your toe, but it'll only be for some benefit, such as atonement. And if you don't need atonement, Hashem will arrange your gait in such a way that you won't stub your toe. On the other hand, if you don't understand Hashem, your life will be truly random and natural, without any reason. So you'll stub your toe for no reason whatsoever, whether or not you need atonement. – Shmuel Brin Aug 15 '18 at 23:47
  • @ShmuelBrin We can't do the Heavenly math, you will only be revealed the true answers when you finish the game. – Al Berko Aug 16 '18 at 14:03
  • @AlBerko I'm just explaining the Rambam, and how it doesn't necessarily argue with the Chazon Ish – Shmuel Brin Aug 16 '18 at 16:06
  • @ShmuelBrin Getting more hashgachah doesn't mean getting things your way. The Rambam's -- and most rishonim's -- understanding of hashgachah as something earned actually mitigates the Chazon Ish's understanding of bitachon. According to the CI, it's coming to terms with what happens to you because you know it's part of Hashem's Plan. According to the Rambam (other rishonim have other means of earning hashgachah), you can't be sure of that. It could be that the person who is unhappy with their fate simply didn't earn intervention. And the event in question was blind fate / nature or luck. – Micha Berger Aug 20 '18 at 22:26

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