1.) The Ambiyaa (AS), including Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) faced the worst of tests and trials. Thereafter the Sahabah – e- Kiraam (RA) and accordingly many others who were close and beloved to Allah Ta'ala.
Their lives offer us consolation and comfort that what we go through is small in comparison.
Their tests were not ‘small’. Their tests were great. ...Our tests are small in comparison.
No one has placed you on hot, burning desert sand, and demanded that you renounce Islam – and that too, repeatedly, day in and day out.
No one is branding your head with a hot iron rod.
No one is dragging your body over smouldering charcoal.
- as was done to the Companions (RA).
2.) The Sahabah (RA) sacrificed their lives for the Deen of Islam – for Islam to reach us. They wrote the history of Islam with their blood. Their whole life was proof of deep love, sincere commitment and humble submission.
We cannot even sacrifice our sins. And we engage in those sins using the bounties of sight, hearing, health, strength, money – all of which is from Allah Ta’ala.
There is just no comparison.
Taken from this post on Sunniforum.