Divine Wisdom: The passage,
“Be grateful to Me for My countless favours… and it’s when afflicted with calamity; Say “To Allah We belong, and to Him is our return” Surah Al-Baqara – QN2:152-156, reminds us that, God is crystal clear on the fact that we are all called to be thanks-givers in all circumstances because it is His will for us. It is not a suggestion, but a commandment and since there are more commands in His Words about thanksgiving than anything else, He evidently enjoys receiving thanks and for the same reason that we remind our children to give thanks, He reminds us to do it.
In other words, we desperately need to develop an attitude of gratitude.
So let the knowledge that:
1) Even when circumstances do not look good, God can turn them around for our benefit;
2) At His lowest point in the belly of a whale, Yunus (a.s) recognized the need to thank Him; and
3) It is considerate and until it becomes habitual, we may tend to forget;
Teach you, when in your low moments and you feel ungrateful, to stop and read Surah AR-Rahman in your Quran and it will fire up your attitude of gratitude!
Pray with me: O Allah! Thank You for making us see this new week. I pray that my heart, my tongue be full of gratitude for that is Your will for me. Make perfect all things for me that I may break new grounds this week and beyond.
Good morning and have a successful week!