this morning ill be going through something that seems to be the culmination of all that ive been going through these past months. i have to go to court and face the music over some issues caused by my ex husbands extended "vacation". im very nervous and for the past few days have felt a great deal of stress build up as i headed toward this day......i pray that the people whom i love will forgive me for being impatient, snappy and just basically bitchy at times. ive prayed that things will turn out well but i realize, too, that sometimes even the most sorrowful of situations turn into blessings.
i think daily of surah (chapter) 94 from the Qur'an
94:1 Alam nashrah laka sadraka
94:2 WawadaAAna AAanka wizraka
94:3 Allathee anqada thahraka
94:4 WarafaAAna laka thikraka
94:5 Fa-inna maAAa alAAusri yusran
94:6 Inna maAAa alAAusri yusran
94:7 Fa-itha faraghta fainsab
94:8 Wa-ila rabbika fairghab
the meaning of this surah is such
Have We not expanded thee thy breast?
And removed from thee thy burden
The which did gall thy back?-
And raised high the esteem (in which) thou (art held)?
So, verily, with every difficulty, there is relief:
Verily, with every difficulty there is relief.
Therefore, when thou art free (from thine immediate task), still labour hard,
And to thy Lord turn (all) thy attention.
these verses give me hope and allow me to know that at some point down the road there will be ease and relief and this is what keeps me going.
alhamdulillah and thank you Elji for being my ease on earth!