Tests - Overcoming

Should one who is in affliction or grief read this Tablet with absolute sincerity, God will dispel his sadness, solve his difficulties and remove his afflictions.

Bahá’u’lláh, Tablet of Ahmad, Bahá’í Prayers, p. 211

Which of my tribulations am I to recount before Thy face, O my Lord? Am I to recite before Thee what in days of old befell me at the hands of the workers of iniquity among Thy creatures, or to describe the vexations which have compassed me about in these days for the sake of Thy good pleasure?

Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, p. 229

Consider thou the lives of the former sanctified souls; what tests have they not withstood and what persecutions have they not beheld; while they were surrounded with calamities they increased their firmness and while they were overwhelmed with tests they manifested more zeal and courage. Be thou also like unto them.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v2, p. 302

Do ye not look upon the beginning of the affairs; attach your hearts to the ends and results. The present period is like unto the sowing time. Undoubtedly it is impregnated with perils and difficulties, but in the future many a harvest shall be gathered and benefits and results will become apparent. When one considers the issue and the end, exhaustless joy and happiness will dawn.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v2, p. 264

I ask God to grant thee by His favor and grace that which is thy utmost desire; that the closed doors become opened, the uneven roads become even, thy face shine by the love of God, thy sight become brighter by witnessing the signs of God; that thou mayest attain spiritual joy, eternal happiness and heavenly life.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v1, p. 129-130

Prayers and supplications should be offered at the sacred Threshold, so that thou mayest remain firm in tests, and patient in ordeals.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Divine Art of Living, p. 85