A Principle Concerning Patience & Gratitude
Ibn Taymiyyah said, "Allah has made for his believing servants - in every situation [they encounter] - goodness from Himself. For they are constantly in [receipt of] bounty from their Lord irrespective of whether they encounter what they love or what they dislike. And He made His ordainments and decrees which He ordains for them and decrees upon them as merchandise through which they may profit and as paths through which they may reach Him." He also said "And when the servant considers all of faith, he will see it returning back in its entirety to patience and gratitude.