Divine Wisdom: The passage,
“If you should ever try to count God’s blessings, you could not count them, for God is truly forgiving and a purveyor of mercy” Surah An-Nahl – QN16:18 reminds us that, when we get discouraged, we must get our minds off our circumstances and focus instead on the Lord, because circumstances can depress and discourage us, but when we start thinking about all the good things that He has already done in our lives, our spirits will be lifted and our anxiety eased.
In other words, to overcome discouragement, we must focus on His goodness in the past, His closeness in the present and His power for the future.
So let the knowledge that:
1) God has promised to never leave nor forsake us and give us strength for our needs;
2) He is with us whether or not we feel His nearness; and
3) It is our thoughts that determine our feelings and by filling our minds with promises from His Word we can overcome discouragement;
Teach you, from this last Friday before the last month of the year and henceforth, if you really want to feel uplifted, to choose from the encouraging beautiful promises of Allah, to memorise and keep quoting them to yourself!
Pray with me: O Allah, I commit myself to You Alone. Open the doors of Istijabah, answer all my supplications and grant all my heart desires that I may Glorify Your Name all the days of my life. Amin
Good morning. Jumah Mufeedah and a lovely weekend ahead!