This good life is missing for the disbeliever. Their life is like that of the beasts. When he is satiated, he defecates, but when he does not get enough to eat, he sits down and begins to shout. That is how these disbelievers are. When they are full, they become pompous, or else they sit down and begin to shout! They do not benefit from their life. But as for the believer, if harm befalls him, he perseveres and has hopes for reward from Allaah, the Mighty and Sublime. If on the other hand, a good thing happens to him, he is grateful, he is in goodness in this, and in that. And his heart is open, tranquil, accepting the Decree and the will (of Allaah). He is not anxious during a trial, nor arrogant when favored with blessings; rather he is balanced,upright, and moderate. This is the difference between the mercy for this one and the mercy for that one. But unfortunately O brothers, there are thousands of us who wish to surpass the caravans of the disbelievers in the world, so much that they make this world their sole target. If they are given, they become pleased. If they are not given, then they become angry. These people, no matter what they have of this wordly affluence, they are still in a Hell. They never tested the sweetness of his world. The one who tastes the sweetness is he who believes in Allaah and does righetous deeds.
That is why one of the Salaf said: “By Allaah, if the kings or the princes knew what we experience of enjoyment, they would have fought us for it with the swords, because what obstructed them from these favors is the rebelliousness ( against Allaah ), the disobedience (against Allaah), the reliance on the world, and that this the greatest of their concern and the extent of their knowledge.”
Reference: pg-325-326 of Commentary On Shaikh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah’s Al- ‘Aqîdah AL-Wâsitiyyah by Shaikh Muhammad bin Sâlih Al- Uthaîmîn.