Tad R. Callister (via ohshiet-its-yael)
Reminded me of this:
One day Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) noticed a Bedouin leaving his camel without tying it and he asked the Bedouin, “Why don’t you tie down your camel?” The Bedouin answered, “I put my trust in Allah.” The Prophet then said, “Tie your camel first, then put your trust in Allah” (At-Tirmidhi)
Patience isn’t easy.
Patience is tears. Patience is cringing out of anxiety. Patience is wanting to smash your fists into sujud. Patience is crying for a response from God. Patience is feeling alone. Patience is painful. Patience is taxing. Patience is clenched fists and grinding teeth. Patience is swallowing insults. Patience is smiles covering tears. Patience is so hard.
But remember, The Qur’an says:
"And how could we not place our trust in God, seeing that it is He who has shown us the path which we are to follow?’ ‘Hence, we shall certainly bear with patience whatever hurt you may do us: for, all who have trust [in His existence] must place their trust in God [alone]!’" [14:12]
Remember Who gave you the path to your salvation, have trust in your Lord, and remind yourself of what The Prophet said:
"Seek closeness [to God] and be steadfast [patient], and in all that afflicts the believer there is atonement, even a thorn that pricks him, and the hardship he suffers." [Tirmidhi]
بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد
Narrated Anas Ibn Maalik رضي الله عنه that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:
إن هذا الدين متين فأوغلوا فيه برفق
“Indeed this religion is strong, so go through it gently.