Hayyan Abi al-Nadrah reported: I went out to visit Yazid ibn al-Aswad as he was suffering a fatal illness, and I met Wathilah ibn al-Asqa’ who also wanted to visit him. We entered Yazid’s home and Wathilah said, “What do you expect from Allah?” Yazid said, “By Allah, I expect good from Allah.” Wathilah said, “Rejoice! For I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say that Allah Almighty said: I am as my servant expects me. If he expects good, he will have it. If he expects evil, he will have it.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān

عَنْ حَيَّانَ أَبِي النَّضْرِ قَالَ خَرَجْتُ عَائِدًا لِيَزِيدَ بْنِ الأَسْوَدِ فَلَقِيتُ وَاثِلَةَ بْنَ الأَسْقَعِ وَهُوَ يُرِيدُ عِيَادَتَهُ فَدَخَلْنَا عَلَيْهِ فقَالَ لَهُ وَاثِلَةُ كَيْفَ ظَنُّكَ بِاللَّهِ قَالَ ظَنِّي بِاللَّهِ وَاللَّهِ حَسَنٌ قَالَ فَأَبْشِرْ فَإِنِّي سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُولُ قَالَ اللَّهُ جَلَّ وَعَلا أَنَا عِنْدَ ظَنِّ عَبْدِي بِي إِنْ ظَنَّ خَيْرًا وَإِنْ ظَنَّ شَرًّا