Why did God let me go through this hardship?
It is not an easy trial. You could lose your trust in Allah which leads to losing faith and being void. Your enemy is invisible, evil and spiteful. Holding stead on your faith will elevate your status because the pain and inconvenience your suffer though atones for your sins. A rule in Islam that Allah set forth in Quran is “Allah does burden a soul beyond its ability”. If you go through, that means that your creator knows you can withstand it. Reward time for your good deeds is coming but not in this life. Do not think because you make good deeds and pray that we will not get tested with hardships. We are only here to be tested over and over again. This world is not were believers settle. Your home is in the heavens, where we will have physical pleasure like food, drink and sex, beside the spiritual ones. You will settle back there again where you father Adam has started. Going though this experience can either make us much closer to God or faithless disbelievers. If every time you have a problem, you pray to Allah and He instantly responds, then where is your test? Allah said “I never created Jinn and Man except for the soul purpose of worshiping me”. Part of worship is to drive through calamites with your faith on. Even when this trial ends, there will be another trial, may it is going to be your neighbor, your boss.. May be it is going to be this accident or this loss. Calamities will put to test your patience and belief. You see, hardships never end. It might feel like this is too much but look at this way: if you live to be a hundred years old and then you die and start your eternal life in either heavens or hell. Any number divided by infinity is equal to 0. So both your pleasures and your struggles will be reduced to nothing when compared to eternity. Some wonder, why am I going through this when others who are much worse than I am, are not going though it. That is not your choice or your question to ask. We are like students in a final exam. Each student is a given a exam sheet that has certain number of problems different than the other students. God is fair, do not step into his decisions. If we do, will run out of time while we are resentful and then we will fail. Stay focused and positive and work on your problems with gratitude.
Ibn Abbas narrated that Prophet Muhammed told him “Young man, let me teach a few words. Be mindful of Allah and He will protect you. Be mindful of Allah and He will be mindful of you. If you ask, then ask Allah. If you seek help, then seek help form Allah. Know well that if the nation would gather to benefit you with something, they wouldn’t be able to benefit you with anything unless Allah has decreed it for you. And if they would gather to harm you with something, they would not harm you with anything unless Allah decreed it upon you. The pens have been lifted and the pages have dried.”
Jabir Ibn Abdellah narrated that Prophet Muhammed said “No slave would turn into a believer, unless he believes that good and bad Destiney is from Allah and unless he knows that what hit him would not have missed him and what missed him, would not have hit him.”
Abu Huraira narrated that Prophet Muhammed said “A strong believer is better and closer to Allah than a weak believer. Seek what benefits you in every permissible good. Ask Allah for help and don’t be crippled. If something wrong happens, do not say If I would have done so and so. But rather say: Allah has done whatever He has decreed, because the word If triggers the actions of sheitan.”