How to have a balanced view of hope and fear?

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SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: Have hope in Allah (SWT); a kind of hope that does not give you the courage to disobey God. And fear God, a kind of fear that does not disappoint you from Divine Mercy [1]. Therefore, it is necessary to be hopeful of Divine Mercy/Divine Forgiveness at all the times; meaning the connection between the heart and God must always be present; knowing that one can gain God’s Mercy and God’s Favour. But this hope must not lead (must not give courage) the human being to the point where he/she transgresses beyond Divine Limits.

[1] Al-Amaali, Sheikh Sadooq (RA), Page 65.

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