Trials and Tribulations

There's not a single person that I know who doesn't get frustrated when hard times hit. Even I do. And although we may not like them, we accept that they happen. That's at least one step in overcoming and understanding trials and tribulations. However, it's a drawback when you start to question them.

They come in any shape, form and size. It's a given that Allah SWT gives us tests in our lives. But that doesn't mean that they're going to be easy. As a revert, I'm thankful that Allah SWT provides me with adversities. They test our love, patience and faith with Him. They service as a reminder for remembrance, to embrace and not to question Him. To not have trials and tribulations would be a concern. Even from a non religious stand point, they help us learn, grow, and mature, and overall be a better person. We may not be ready or have a plan when an adversity arrives; but you have a choice in how it affects you and how to deal with it. Whether you want them to be a roadblock or a pathway.

Things will always work out in the end because we won't ever be put in a situation that we can't handle. It's so important to remember that:

Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear…(Quran, 2:286)

He knows our limits better than ourselves. He knows to go beyond that would break us as we are emotional and fragile beings. Every struggle has its reward. 

Please don’t be hard on yourself. You are going to be okay. You are strong enough to get through this.

Written by: Lina Phung