“..The things you mentioned couldn’t be more true. As the Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salam said: “The people tested most are the Messengers, then those most alike, then those most alike; a man is tested in accordance with his deen, so if its strong, the rest is increased until he treads the earth and there is not a sin on him.” And he said, sallallahu ‘alayh, “People will wish that their bodies were sliced on the day of Judgement due to what they see of the reward of the people of tribulations” (or similar to what he said, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salam).
Always remember that ultimately you are nothing but a slave, and Allah is your Master. It is only out of His mercy that we ever have senses of relief… otherwise, why do we deserve it? And more often than not we fail to give our due thanks, nay, we fail even to recognize the mercy and kindness of Allah… Yet despite that, Allah says, as in the Qudsi hadeeth: “Beseech Me, and I will give you.” Allah loves to be asked, because it is a recognition of His ability and mastery and our weakness and need. So ask Allah, “And if My slaves ask you about Me, then inform them I am near. I respond to the caller if he calls upon Me. So let them repent to Me, and believe in Me, so that they may be guided.”
You are a slave. Your religion is Islam. Submission. Submission and acceptance and patience in good and bad, ease and hardship. Always knowing that whatever bad or evil befalls you is not a punishment, but a test, in other words – an opportunity. Prove yourself and I’ll give you high marks (rewards). Some tests are easy, others are hard.. but its always the hard ones that get you the good grades.
And the grades? Grades in Jannah. The method to attaining those grades is be adhering to and striving to live by the Quran.
You’re a slave. Your deen is Islam. Your route is the Quran.
Your destination – inshallahu ta’ala – is Jannah.”