Answer: It’s the same thing. I have to relate to these two forces in the same manner and not prefer one over the other but remain in the middle line.
Pharaoh helps me and the Creator helps me. I escape from Pharaoh to the Creator in order to get help, but, at the same time, I should appreciate Pharaoh and see him as the force without which I would have no connection with the Creator.
I have a small animal desire to enjoy. If the Pharaoh would not strike me, and he gives me spiritual blows, then I would not run to the Creator to ask Him for help, to look for protection. Then Pharaoh strikes me again and again, and I need the Creator again. If Pharaoh doesn’t do anything and doesn’t hit me, I fall into the animal, corporeal existence. It’s impossible without Pharaoh because without him I do not want advance anywhere.
It was the same with Mordecai. If Haman hadn’t been revealed, Mordecai would have sat quietly at the King’s gate. The Creator wanted to raise Mordecai, and therefore He raised Haman, as it says in the Megillah.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/16/14, Writings of Rabash