"As a result of it being taken, we turn to Allah wholeheartedly. In that desperation and need, we ask, we beg, we pray. Through the loss, we reach a level of sincerity and humility and dependence on Him which we would otherwise not reach - had it not been taken from us. Through the loss, our hearts turn entirely to face Him.
In the process of taking, the most important thing happened. The losing and regaining of the gift is inconsequential. The taking of your heedlessness, your dependence and focus on other than Him, and the replacing it with rememberance, dependence and focus only on Him was the real gift. Allah withholds to give.”