During a study at Harvard in the 1950s, Dr. Curt Richter placed rats in a pool of water to test how long they could tread water.
On average they’d give up and sink after 15 minutes.
But right before they gave up sometimes researchers would save them and let them rest for a few minutes – and put them back in for a second round.
In this second try – how long do you think they lasted?
That’s not an error.
That’s right! 60 hours of swimming.
The rats BELIEVED that they would eventually be rescued, they woul push their bodies WAY past what WAS previously impossible.
Allah is ar-Rahman. Your hardship & darkness can be defeated with a mindset that submits to Qadar and believes in Allah as the power behind all that we encounter.
The Dua of Yunus is a key to all salvation!
وَذَا النُّونِ إِذ ذَّهَبَ مُغَاضِبًا فَظَنَّ أَن لَّن نَّقْدِرَ عَلَيْهِ فَنَادَىٰ فِي الظُّلُمَاتِ أَن لَّا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا أَنتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِين. فَٱسْتَجَبْنَا لَهُۥ وَنَجَّيْنَـٰهُ مِنَ ٱلْغَمِّ ۚ وَكَذَٰلِكَ نُـۨجِى ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
“And (remember) when the Man of the Whale stormed off (from his city) in a rage, thinking We would not restrain him. Then in the (veils of) darkness, he cried out, “There is no god (worthy of worship) except You. Glory be to You! I have certainly done wrong.” So We answered his prayer and rescued him from anguish. And so do We save the believers.”
(Surah Al-Anbiyaa’, 21:87-88)