Assalam’Alaikum ( السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته)
Today I would like to share a story with you, that I have gone through myself.
During that time, now looking back, I realize I was a muslimah just by name. I wasn’t practicing the religion astagfirullah (Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى) forgive me) and I wanted a situation to work out.
I prayed for the situation to workout, but in Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى)’s way, He had His Own plan and my plan didn’t work. At that time, I was so devestated and frustrated. Everything seemed close for me.
I was thinking how come my prayers didn’t work? It says in Qur’an, Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى) will fulfill our duas, I used to wonder and cry over. I felt cheated and hurt.
Indeed in Qur’an it does say, Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى) is Most Beneficial and Most Merciful. He will fulfill our duas indeed, but on His time and when He plans.
After 10 years later, I realized how Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى) have saved me from disastrous outcome. He knew and knows the future! He didn’t ignore me, but took care of me, even though I had felt He betrayed me, but in reality He never left me, it was me, who was far away from Him. Too far to understand His Wisdom.
I know we all go through ups and downs in life, but never lose hope/faith in Him. That rope that you hold onto for His sake, it will bring rewards In Sha’Allah ( إن شاء الله).