- Someone who is travelling in the desert
- Someone who crosses the sea
- Someone who falls sick and is healed
- Someone who falls captive/prisoner and is released
- One who travels in the desert brings guards and goes in a caravan, he may think the caravan kept him safe.
- One who crosses the sea may think he picked a very seaworthy vessel, captain, and crew.
- One who is healed might think the doctors and medicine had something to do with it.
- One who is redeemed from prison might think the negotiations, bribes, and diplomacy played a large part in his newfound freedom.
In our day and age, there are many people who tend to say that because of technology and science there are many things that no longer bear with them the same risks that they used to. According to what the Ben Ish Hai is saying, it seems like when one thinks like this they are missing the real point. They are falling into the precise trap for which the berachah was originally intended. Just because we have cars, planes, medication, GPS, firearms, an understanding of hygiene, etc we cannot forget that in every situation it is HaShem (and ONLY HaShem) that saves and supports us, heals and defends us.