I am just one of many seekers. I have come to live naturally by what seems to be your religion.
In my journeys, I have suffered the worsts pains imaginable, yet I smile and am thankful for what I have learned from my creator. I have the disease that is not a disease.
I am an Asperger high function, gluten intolerant celiac. I have redefined what plagues humanity. It is something so simple, that not one person gives me credit for my work. I am at peace with this. I am not at peace with all the suffering that this non existant killer can cause in the life of every child, before they are even born.
I cannot help but notice the similarities my life holds to a story that is similar in nearly every religion.
I have defined what plagues mankind, and all mankind can do, is call me crazy. Call me crazy all you want. I am at peace. I am thankful for my creation. I am thankful for this life, full of plagues that do not exist. I am thankful for pain and I am thankful for pleasure.
I sit waiting for recognition, but it is said when the recognition comes, it will be too late.
I do not bare the name of any one bible. I cannot part a sea. In this life, I can barely support my wife. And I am thankful. I wish all of you other seekers luck. I am the Seeker.
It is not crazy to remain thankful while enduring many difficulties, but rather a praiseworthy attribute.
Ash-Sha’bee reported that Shuraih said:
“I would be inflicted with a misfortune , yet I thank Allah for it because of four things:
I thank Him for not inflicting on me a [more] severe misfortune, for giving me patience to endure it, for guiding me to get rewarded for being patient, and for not causing this misfortune to affect my religion.”
Moreover, Allah says (what means):
Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: “We believe,” and will not be tested. (Al-‘Ankabut 29:2)
And We indeed tested those who were before them. And Allâh will certainly make (it) known (the truth of) those who are true, and will certainly make (it) known (the falsehood of) those who are liars. (Al-‘Ankabut 29:3)
And so this is the Islaamic view on tests and trials. Allah tests us to gauge the true worth of a person. Will they be of those who remain thankful and reliant on Allah? Or will they forget all their blessings, and in turn, forget Allah?
So the believer remains patient with his trials, and continues to rely on Allah for his affairs. God willing, he will be rewarded for this and come out of his trials stronger than when he entered them.
Furthermore, recognition (and by this I mean true recognition) comes not from men but from Allah. That which is manifested in this life and the Hereafter (in the form of Paradise for those who believed in this life and toiled for His sake). Thus, if you await the thanks and recognition of people, know that you may be waiting a long time, but the reward and pleasure of Allah is attainable and always within reach.
Hopefully, you will remain patient with your difficulties, and remain thankful. And I pray that you may be guided to the truth, Islaam. Ameen.