A thunderous reply
I answered you when you called privately with a thunderous reply. (Tehillim 81:8)
Just because you are alone, doesn’t mean that you cannot be heard. Every word you speak directly to Hashem in hisbodedus in your room or walking through a park makes a profound difference. These words are so powerful that your yetzer hara will fight you tooth and nail to stop. One rabbi who has been spending an hour in hisbodedus for over 30 years told me, “I haven’t missed a day in 30 years, however, there wasn’t a day in which the yetzer hara didn’t battle me and try to convince me to do otherwise. There wasn’t a day where initially I felt like doing it and it came easy for me” Another rabbi half-jokingly told my chavrusa, “Do you know how you can become a masmid? Commit yourself to hisbodedus everyday and your yetzer hara will convince you that you could better use your time learning Torah!”
When you call upon Hashem privately, He will answer you with a thunderous reply – giving you more than you could ever have imagined. All it takes is to start with a small daily commitment of time – just 10 minutes. No matter how busy you are, you certainly can devote 10 minutes each day to a relationship that will continue long after you have taken your final breath.