Hawzah News Agency (Qom, Iran) -The Quran is the principle source of every Muslim’s faith and practice, but its basic theme is the relationship between God and His creatures and provides guidelines for a just society, proper human conduct and equitable economic principles. In comng weeks we are presenting some short articles on ethical issues that have been written based on the verses of Quran.
Your life is not over because you had a setback. God has an "after this" in your future. He says: "do not despair of God's mercy. Indeed no one despairs of God's mercy except the faithless lot” (Qur’an; 12:87). He has another victory planned. He wants to take you further than you ever dreamed possible.
When you go through tough times, do not be surprised if the enemy whispers in your ear, “You will never be as happy as you used to be. You have seen your best days. This setback is the end of you.” No, let that go in one ear and out the other. Qur’an says: “Satan frightens you of poverty and prompts you to commit indecent acts. But God promises you His forgiveness and grace, and Allah is all-bounteous, all-knowing”. (Quran; 2:268). God is saying to you, “After the bad break, after the disappointment, after the pain, there is still a full life."
Know that you have not laughed your best laugh. You have not dreamed your best dream. If you will stay in faith and not get bitter, God has an “after this” in your future. He told us: “O My servants who have committed excesses against their own souls, do not despair of the mercy of God. Indeed God will forgive all sins. Indeed He is the All-forgiving, the All-merciful” (Quran; 39:53). He is not only going to bring you out, He is going to bring you out better than you were before. “Those who repent, attain faith, and act righteously. For such, God will replace their misdeeds with good deeds, and God is all-forgiving, all-merciful”. (Quran; 25:70) Just repent and trust almighty God then be sure that you are rising higher. You are coming out stronger. You are more prepared for your future. You are better equipped and empowered to fulfill the destiny God have prepared for you.
Author: Abolfazl Sabouri