Divine Wisdom: The passage, “It is out of His Mercy that He has made for you Night and Day, that you may rest therein, and that you may seek of his Grace…” QN28:73 reminds us that, man was created into ‘toil and struggle’ – QN90:4; Hence, the race is a continuous process that comes with great responsibilities; with this comes challenges and difficulties. In other words, responsibilities come with a ‘thorn’. Likewise, to those who believe and commit their affairs to Him, our challenge will always be to remember QN3:173 – that His Grace is sufficient for us, for His power is made perfect never to suffer us the reward of the trust we have in Him – QN3:195.
In other words, when we are weak, He is forever around us to keep us strong and crown our efforts with exceptional victory and success. Ma Shaa Allah!
So let the knowledge that:
1) It is God’s Word and His power, not ours, that changes lives and gets the job done;
2) As believers, we should delight in challenges, in persecutions and see each obstacle as a way of getting the best of God’s plan for us – QN94:5-6; and
3) We should boast all the more gladly about our challenges, so that His power may rest on us;
Teach you, if you want to stay effective and finish strong as the year is closing to an end, to discipline yourself to spend time before God in prayer and Quran Study!
Pray with me: O Allah! Grant that I may be one of Your best servants, honour me among the faithfuls and do not suffer me any pain that will be heavier than my strength. So help me God.
Good morning and have a pleasant week!