Rav Shimshon Pincus, ZT”L says a beautiful vort regarding our partnership with Hashem.
We know that in Hilchos Shabbos, there is a Halacha regarding two people who transport an item together from one “Rishus” to another. Under normal conditions, when a person carries outside of a rishus by himself, he is oiver on the transgression of ‘hotza’ah Merishus l’rishus’. However, what happens when two people do this melacha together?
Chazal tell us in the Gemarah that it depends on the ability of each person to actually carry this item by himself. If each person can do this alone (“Zeh Yachol, V’zeh Yachol), then the fact that they are doing it together will preclude each one from being Chayav, since it is as if none of them are doing it exclusively.
However, if each individual cannot carry the item alone and they therefore rely on each other to actually carry this item outside of the rishus (“Zeh aino yachol, v’zeh aino yachol), then we say they are BOTH Chayav for transgressing the laws of (Hilchos) Shabboss.
Says Rav Shimshon, the same is true of our partnership with Hashem.
Hakadosh Baruch set us up as a “shutaf” (a partner) with him, with respect to our completion of Mitzvos and in order to accomplish our purpose on this earth. Hakadosh Baruch Hu, Caviyachol (it is hard for us to understand what this means), views himself as an “eino yachol” with respect to this mutual relationship which he created and he “relies upon us to help him help us” (so to speak).
Hashem provides us with Parnassa, but we need to make our own hishtadlus.
Hashem provides us with doctors who can cure us (“V’rapoi Yerapei”..Hashem allows doctors to heal), but we need to actually visit them and be mispallel that they should succeed.
Hashem is ready to provide us with every yeshua and bracha possible, but we need to Daven for it.
When we partner up with Hakadosh Baruch Hu, there is absolutely nothing which we cannot accomplish!