Life is a complicated thing. For some of us it is like a bed of roses and at the same time for others it might seem like a thorny pathway to hell. It sounds unfair but that’s life – but one thing is for sure that life is not meant to stay the same way for ever. God has promised us that difficult times are not meant to last for ever.
“So, Verily, with hardship there is relief” (Quran 94:6)
Quran also reminds us in various instances that it’s not just us ordinary human beings; all the Prophets had to go through trials and tribulations.
"Or think you that you will enter Paradise without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They were afflicted with severe poverty, ailments and were shaken." (Quran 2:214)
There is an apt French proverb that “Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.”
There is no education like adversity. In these difficult times is learning we mostly fail to see when we are actually are going trough it. Those who and able to positively channel these Divinely ordained pathways of development and growth with patience, their character is bound to evolves some unique qualities in them, unleashing their hidden potential.
We shall surely try you with something of fear, and hunger, and loss of wealth, and lives, and fruits; and give glad tidings to the patient ones” (Quran 2:155)
Trees that shed all their leaves in the harsh winter bear flowers and fruits in spring. The newly acquired armoury of qualities, from patiently persevering trough times of adversity, adorns the character of a person just like these fruits and flowers.