Ever wonder why
The tests are in our lives?
“We will surely test you by fear and hunger; and loss of property, lives, and fruits. Yet give good news to the patient. Those who, when difficulty afflicts them, proclaim, ‘We belong to God and to Him we will return’” (2:155-156).
Every test, every fitnah, happens by the Will of God. God is not guilty for any test He wills for us.
“He is not questioned about his acts, but they will be questioned about theirs” (21:23)
He is the Creator. He made us. We belong to him. So he can do with us whatever He pleases.
He is Independent.
It is we who are dependent.
We submit to Reality,
He never wills as a sadist
He always wills what’s Best,
Everything that happens to us,
Is a reminder
not only of Everything we have,
“If you were to count God’s blessings, you would never be able to. God is indeed the Forgiving, Merciful” (16:18)
or where we are in our journey,
(Are we so pained by the hurt in our past
That we hurt ourselves and others?)
More important than that,
With Every loss, we can Gain.
We are not defined by what we have.
Perhaps it takes loss for us to realize that.
We are not defined by what we’ve lost.
Perhaps it takes acceptance
and patience for us to realize this.
Everything we’ve lost was given to us by God
In the first place.
It is His to give
and His to take.
Everything we lose,
if we accept it and trust,
Have hope in our Creator,
He Will Produce Something Greater,
Allahu akbar :
God is Greater
For with every loss, we can Gain:
Know better where we are:
dishonest, pompous, hopeless?
Humble, Hopeful, Honest?
With every loss, we can Gain
A Gain that is greater still—
One never lost—
Is God, The Greatest