The Promised Messiah (as) says:
“Don’t think that God will let you go to waste. You are a seed of the Hand of God which was sown in the earth. God says that this seed will grow and flourish and its branches will spread in all directions and it will become a huge tree. So blessed is he who believes in what God says and does not fear the trials that he suffers on his way to God. For the coming of trials is essential so that God may try you to see who is true in his declaration of bai‘at and who is false.
“Whoever slips at a trial, he would do no harm to God whatsoever and ill-luck would take him to hell. Were he not born, it would have been better for him. But all those who remain steadfast till the end – they will be shaken with quakes of calamities, and storms of misfortune will batter them, people will jeer and mock them, and the world will treat them with extreme hatred – shall at last come out victorious.
“And doors of blessings shall be opened to them. God addressed me and said that I should inform my Jama‘at that those who believe and their belief is not adulterated with worldly considerations and is free from hypocrisy and cowardice and is such as it does not fall short of any stage of obedience, these are the people who are favourites of God. And God says that these are the very people who have a sure footing with their Lord.”
(AlWasiyyat, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 20, p. 309)
Courtesy: MKAN-Tarbiyya Department