In the above verse (Surat 2 Al-Baqarah Ayat 153), patience is the character trait that is highly emphasized. In many places in the Quran, Allah tells mankind to practice patience, for life is full of ups and downs. The underlying theme here is that the difficulty will pass over, and patience while turning to God will help an individual to get through it.
Here again (Surat 2 Al-Baqarah Ayat 155-157), we see the theme of patience come up. This set of verses highlights this life is only a temporary realm, and it is supposed to contain difficulty. The true, everlasting peace is with God in the afterlife for those who spent their lives following His commands. This verse becomes especially relevant at the time of a person’s death. When hearing of someone’s passing, a Muslim responds with quoting the above verse by saying, “Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return.”