Allah SWT, the One Who is most sensitive to all the needs, trajectories of hearts, hopes and desires of His servants. Nothing escapes God's calculation. Surely, God knows everything. It is only to God that all hope is based, a place for us to perfect all blessings and eliminate all sins.
Let us think and reflect; only God, the only One Who created our stomach. Therefore, God knows very well the needs of our stomach; when hungry. God also creates fatigue, so we must rest.
Therefore, God bestows us with sleepiness. Subhan Allah. He is God who creates our bodies to sweat and smell, so we need water for bathing.
Meditate, only God created man and knows all of his needs. Only God, the One Who is able to meet our needs. Only Allah has opened all the ways, until the sustenance reaches us.
While sustenance that is more expensive than all that is sustenance in the form of "food" for our spirituality. We don't have enough clothing, food and shelter if our hearts are not peaceful. It's not enough we have a luxurious house if this heart is not calm.
We need sustenance for our heart. We need God's gifts that make us enjoy whatever episode happens in this life. We need guidance and road guidance, so that the purpose of life is clear.
Have ever occurred to us, lest, we step every day, but do not know the purpose of our lives. What a pity. We have lived for so long, but we don't understand what we have been up to now.
Therefore, we need differentiator (furqan), between rights and vanity. We need taufik that makes us excited in worship, and sincere in charity. We need wisdom so that the secret behind every incident is revealed. We need peace from the hustle and bustle, from happening or not happening, or from being and not going.
We need sustenance to understand the various events that occur. Is that? Sustenance in the form of a steady belief in God, so that we realize that all of this belongs to God, not ours. We need confidence that everything belongs to God.
All of this is higher than external sustenance. What does it mean to have a large house, but is his heart narrow? What does it mean to be given a lot of money but is it poor? What does it mean to be given a beautiful appearance but is his heart rotten? We need both. And only God is able to meet our needs.
Strangely, when our society is still much below the poverty line, people are more busy being stingy, and difficult to give alms. In fact, God will share sustenance to whoever He wants, without limits. That is, if we need sustenance, ask God.
Just look at the fortune of an eagle. Early in the morning, his mother flew for food for her and her children. With the sharpness of his eyes, he flew for a while, a moment later swooped, he ambushed a caterpillar on a tree branch. Then, he flew back to the nest, to meet his son who had not been able to fly. So, meet this eagle child with his sustenance in the form of a caterpillar.
Another example, if we observe ant's sustenance. Please hide a piece of cake in a locked drawer, unknown to father, mother and sister. Don't be surprised if suddenly the ants swarm around the cake. Why do ants know where the cake is? It is Allah who tells, through his olfactory nerves that are indeed so sharp.
Really, it's too stupid if we are not sure about God's guarantee. Whoever has a round heart, no gaps, without cracks, without any holes. Round, total, full, his heart is only to God, all his needs will be fulfilled.
Subhan Allah. So, it is fortunate for anyone who is serious and the purpose of his life is only to God. Only God is the goal of everything. Only Allah guarantees the sustenance of each of His servants. (by: Abdullah Gymnastiar)