Taken from E-Productive Muslim newsletters.
Don’t give up
“So lose not heart, nor fall into despair: For ye must gain mastery if ye are true in Faith.” (Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #139)
This verse was revealed to the Companions of the Prophet (Peace be upon him) after the when they lost 70 of the companions in that battlefied. It’s an uplifting, encouraging verse telling the Muslim to keep going and not to despair nor lose heart, but rather to be true to their faith to their last breath.
Each person in life has their fair share of failure, but the difference between people is their subsequent reaction. Some rebound quickly and gain new heights, and others stay low never daring to venture again.
The verse above is a call to all the believers not to lose heart but to get up and be productive after a set back because that’s a sign of faith.