BismIllah wa as salaamu alaykum.
I thought of something a few minutes ago that I had to share. I was considering how very hard the struggle is for many of us Muslims. To be honest, I was initially thinking of us Muslimahs, but that is just not balanced because the men have just as much to face and bear. At times, it seems we are pushed to our absolute limits before the relief comes. But that tells me something very important. If we have to go through such hardships and difficult tests, Jennah must be literally "out of this world!" Or, as they say in the big old U.S.of A...it's "The Real Deal!"
It's kind of like saving up one's money...you get something beautiful and of high quality if you have patience and invest wisely. Whereas if you hurry and buy something cheap before you have saved, you end up with something that doesn't last and is a poor, miserable substitute. That is a false economy. (Oh yes, dear teachers...those economics lessons are not lost. They benefit me every day, just not in the most conventional way, LOL.)
So, for all who struggle, never forget...the price is high because Jennah is worth it.