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Trust in God

 

God is the believers' best friend and helper. When they encounter hardship or troubles, and when they are in safety and tranquility, they know that He is with them and so turn only to Him with absolute trust and in complete reliance upon Him. They take all possible precautions and make contingency plans, but do not forget that everything happens according to His will. Whatever the outcome, they know that there is a reason and wisdom in it.

For instance, believers refrain from unhealthy things as a precautionary measure. However, if they somehow become infected with a deadly disease, they know that it is God's will. Given this fact, they do not panic or despair; rather, they remain patient and trusting. Believers are not saddened or worried by events, but live in the peace and calm that comes from trusting God.

Such trust brings a comfort and beauty to believers that no unbeliever can ever experience. One of the most fundamental causes of the stress, depression, sorrow, and suffering experienced by unbelievers is their turning away from this reality. The Qur'an reveals this truth in several verses, some of which are given below:

Whoever has fear [and respect] of God - He will give him a way out. And [He will] provide for him from where he does not expect. Whoever puts his trust in God - He will be enough for him. God always achieves His aim. God has appointed a measure for all things. (Qur'an, 65:2-3) Say: "Nothing can happen to us except what God has ordained for us. He is Our Master. It is in God that the believers should put their trust." (Qur'an, 9:51)

Trusting in God and relying only on Him are attributes required of all devout Christians and Jews as well. The Bible reveals the futility of worrying and calls for faith in God in all matters:

But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. (2 Thessalonians, 3:3) Then Jesus said to his disciples: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear... Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn. Yet God feeds them... Who of you, by worrying, can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? (Luke, 12:22-26) The Torah reveals that someone who turns to God and trusts and relies only on Him will be rewarded with success: ..."Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the LORD your God and you will be upheld; have faith in His Prophets and you will be successful." (2 Chronicles, 20:20)

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. (Proverbs, 3:5)

Adapted from: "A Call for Unity" by: "Harun Yahya"

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