Humans are inherently vulnerable. We spend most of our life trying to overcome our vulnerabilities. We are vulnerable to health, to finances, to being accepted and knowing we’re important. There are many things that we do to get ourselves to feel less vulnerable even though we are inherently vulnerable.
One form of doing this is with insurance. We insure our homes, our lives and our cars. While we should have insurance, we mustn’t let them create a false sense of security. We know that with all insurances, nothing is truly absolutely insured. The only way we can gain absolutely security is from the One who is in control of everything. This is why the Jewish people were formed as a people in the desert. We must learn to be more comfortable in our vulnerabilities. Instead of trying to numb our discomfort and fear of being vulnerable through different forms of false security, we must turn to a higher source.
This is the significance of the holiday of Sukkot when we sit in huts. The roofing cannot be solid. We are vulnerable to the weather. This reminds us not to create a false sense of security out of what we have. You see, when we become secure within our vulnerable state of being, then we have finally become more secure. This type of security must come from within. It comes through developing faith.
Let go, have more faith, accept your vulnerabilities!