By Fadia Bint Ismail.

Are you feeling lost, broken and helpless? Well numerous times in our lives we will face and if you are reading this perhaps sometime in your life or even now you are feeling lost, broken and just helpless.

I am not a professional but in my life i have experienced many things we are human Allah (SWT) made us with emotion and feeling and we all have to go through making good or bad choices in our life.

So where do we begin? first you need to identify what is making you feel emotional, lost or helpless always remember that the cure to any problem is putting your full Yaqeen(Certainty) in Allah (SWT) and then you need to endure it and leave the rest to Allah.

It is easy for anyone to tell you just to get over it but only you know how you are feeling, but don’t allow yourself to feel this way for too long because if you are feeling this way for too long it could be some other supressed emotion that you have not dealt with yet or maybe it could be an incident from your childhood or past that has not reached your conscious yet.

Surround yourself with positive energy and people who care for you at this point you may not feel like associating with anyone else as you feel that your best option would be to lay curled up in a ball on your bed crying and having depressing thoughts but doing this will only put more pain to the wound.

Sometimes when we face a painful experience it can be for the better because you have the chance to re prioritize your life make changes, take up a hobby experience new things and get to know new people. The one thing that you should always remember is that when Allah (SWT) takes something away from you it is not to hurt you but to leave your hands empty for something better.

From my own experience I can say I have had many ups and many downs and even though I felt emotional and part of it will always stay with me but I know that Through difficulty comes ease and Allah will definitely help you through anything but you can’t just expect that you should get relief right away because if you did and if you did not endure and have Sabr that gratefulness I believe won’t be truly present in your heart. I found that the best method is to find guidance through the Quran and reading the stories of the Prophets and the things that they have faced once you have that understanding you will sit and say to yourself why did I waste so much time crying over silly attachments which were no benefit to my Deen or to Allah (SWT).

The second aspect is to forgive everyone who has hurt you intentionally or unintentionally, let go of everything that has been weighing heavily on your shoulders, “A sincere heart is the best form of healing” and a heavy heart won’t get you anywhere but cause you more resentment hurt and pain. Make dua to Allah (SWT) and always be thankful for the difficulties and the good times and be truly sincere with every word for words mean nothing if it’s not with sincerity and truthfulness from the heart.

A good Reminder to ponder over in times of emotion and distress.

Truly in the heart there is a void that cannot be removed except with the company of Allah. And in it there is a sadness that cannot be removed except with the happiness of knowing Allah and being true to Him. And in it there is an emptiness that cannot be filled except with love for Him and by turning to Him and always remembering Him And if a person were given all of the world and what is in it, it would not fill this emptiness.”

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