Obedience to the Laws of Bahá’u’lláh will necessarily impose hardships in individual cases. No one should expect, upon becoming a Bahá’í, that faith will not be tested, and to our finite understanding of such matters these tests may occasionally seem unbearable.
(Universal House of Justice, Lights of Guidance, p. 341)
Our Cause is sorely trying, highly perplexing; none can bear it except a favorite of heaven, or an inspired Prophet, or he whose faith God hath tested.
(Bahá’u’lláh, The Kitáb-i-Iqan, p. 82)
Thou wert created to bear and endure, O Patience of the worlds.
(Bahá’u’lláh, The Fire Tablet, Bahá’í Prayers, p. 317)