When a person spends more money than they have in their possession to spend on something and they say, “Hashem will send the money,” is this emunah or chutzpah (that Hashem must give you the money you think you need)?
When I grew up in the 70’s, out of town, the prevailing attitude was that if you don’t have the money for something, then you don’t buy it. It was as simple as that. It wasn’t, “I need it and therefore I will buy it and Hashem will send me the money.”
Were we lacking in bitachon back then or do people have more bitachon nowadays?
Many people spend above their means. However, I have seen, time after time, that Hashem does send them the money. Or perhaps real bitachon is believing that what Hashem has already sent you is all you really need. So which is it?