Divine Wisdom: The passage,
“Allah is the Protector of those who have faith: from the depths of darkness, He will lead them forth into light…” Surah Baqara – QN2:257, reminds us of the two natures constantly at work within us, namely, fear which is foul and the other, faith, which is blessed. One we hate, the other we love and if we keep focusing on our fears, entertaining them and giving in to them, they will increase, but the more energy and time we devote to our faith, the stronger it becomes.
In other words, both fear and faith will always be present in our lives, but it is the one we feed the most that eventually comes out on top.
So let the knowledge that:
1) No matter how strong a hold fear may have on us, it can be overcome;
2) The most important step that we can take to overcome it is to trust God to do the thing we think we cannot do; and
3) Rather than being conformed to this world, we should be transformed by the renewing of our minds;
Teach you, even as you go about your daily activities, to always make out time to get up close and personal with the Word and thank God it’s Friday!
Pray with me: O Allah! I come to You in total repentance and trust in You. Please, don’t let the fear of adversity lead me away from You. Don’t let fear carry me from pillar to post. Let my heart be steadfast. Let it be fixed, trusting in You, Ya Rabbi, Ya Salam. Amin!
Good morning. Jumah Kareem and a happy weekend in advance!