Some of the verses that talk about hardships are: “But lo! With hardship goes ease. Lo! with hardship goes ease.” (Ash-Sharh: 5-6)
Generally, Allah Almighty addressed His Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) in order to appease his heart and inform him that ease follows difficulties just as sunshine comes after a storm.
Allah Almighty promised His Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) that He, in His Omnipotence will never forsake him and support him along the Path of Allah.
In this context, professor `Ali Sayed Ahmad, of Al-Azhar University, states:
‘Although the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was addressed by the above-mentioned Qur’anic verses, the verses actually encompass the whole Muslim Ummah.
Every Muslim should be rest assured that Allah Almighty will never forsake him. He will support him and guide him in every step especially at times of adversity when the outcome looks bleak.
In facing the hardships of life, a Muslim should be confident in Allah’s Reward and keep in mind that there is always light at the end of the tunnel. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: ‘A believer, in all his affairs, is envied whether in times of adversity or in luxury, and this is a special feature for believers only. Whenever a believer wallows in luxury, he thanks Allah, and whenever he faces hardship, he commits himself to patience. In all cases, it is good for him.‘ (Reported by Muslim)