At first, everything appeared okay. Just going fine, heading in their expected directions, there was no failure in her expectations, and to some extent she was beginning to think that it will always be like this, that nothing will go wrong, the path will be ever-smooth, because that is how it should be for the ones He truly loves.
As she goes, she was getting enveloped by the sweet taste of this sugared honey, thinking it’s the real deal not realising that it’s been sugared by Iblees and everything else is fleeting, thinking that it’ll last because it tasted so good, and that this foretold future is a far off adventure… that may come, but probably no time soon!
Suddenly, just so suddenly… everything crumbled, things took new turns, she found herself in the middle of that which she’ve for long feared and dreaded, the loss of a piece, her very own beloved… what is going on?
To who does her life belongs? Where is this new turn? To where do it leads? Does it lead to the depth of the ocean or to the Almighty He?
Her tongue moistened with questions and her eyes frozen by the ice of cold hurt, but her heart for the first time proclaims the truth… the truth she’s for long ignored, the truth she’s for long dreaded to admit, that none of this will last… that this sugar will fade off, that this sweetened taste will be bitter on reaching truth’s throat… she was faced with reality, it was standing at the doors of her heart, this couldn’t be avoided!
Following that natural inclination, she was lead back home… to where the heart belonged. She wanted to accept everything going on, she wanted to see the Truth as it is, and to embrace it whole heartedly… but once in a while seeds of doubt are sown by that avowed enemy, watered with desperation and hopelessness… often she found herself struggling to uproot every sown seed of falsehood, but wondered if any was ever able to win that battle against oneself!
The One in whose hands are the forces of the heavens and the earth as well as the forces of our hearts is very much acquainted with her struggles, and for every raised question in her heart, He gives an answer, for every seed of doubt, He watered with Clarity and Grace…
He saw her struggles and wasn’t neglectful of her, not even for a blink of an eye, He looked into her, and healed her hurt with understanding and firmness… He opened her eyes of perception, and the doors of her heart to His state of sheer perfection.
He taught her that everything takes its form and shape by His decree, and that He can be her most powerful ally, but she must be willing to take a firm grasp of Him, and to be fully depended and relied upon Him, verily, sufficient for her is He… the Almighty!
The eyes softened as the fore-head made their way to the brown earth; the heart was released and allowed into a new territory of submission and consciousness…
The veils were lifted, the veils of ignorance and carelessness… for the first time everything made sense! How could she have questioned this perfect plan? How could she have questioned His sheer act of Mercy and salvation?
For without that crumbled expectations, she would have drowned in the ocean of Iblees’s honey making factory and becoming one of his most loyal ally! She has strayed too far away from home, and how could she have found her way back, if this possession of hers wasn’t lost in this deluded journey? How would the face locate its place of return if the heart didn’t felt this state of utter helplessness?
The hands wouldn’t have been raised out of need, the heads wouldn’t have been bowed out of humility… and the eyes would have remained frozen cus they only perceived things from looking through the ice of falsehood!
She was touched, she was healed, and she was saved… all over again! Each time trouble strikes, she filters the gains from the pains, and the weight of the gains, cannot be compared to the hurt the heart felt, so she learned patience! Now in the face of trouble she says; “I shall remain patient, for indeed, that which lies with my Lord for the patient ones, will suffice my hurt and elevate my status!”