You sank against the wall, feeling tired and helpless from all the burdens bearing you down. Everything looks bleak. You tried to fix things but nothing works in your favor. All of your efforts were seen as useless and were easily disregarded as inane. Your life became a laughing stock, you want to give up everything and hope for a reset button to save your life.
Only that we know that there is no way to reset any lives for that matter. There is no way you can wake up in the morning and be able to shirk from all of your responsibilities. But that did not stop you from placing any hopes for a miracle. Hoping for something to change your life. Hoping for any way you can redeem yourself as an assurance that you are not useless.
What is hope? A feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen.
We are just humans. We do not possess any power or ability to alter our circumstances. Especially when things around us starts to go awry and there was not any way we could have prevented it. It is normal for us to occasionally feel hopeless. But as a Muslim we should not lose hope, as mentioned in the Quran, “… And whoever fears Allah… He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). And He will provide him from (sources) he could never imagine.” (Quran, 65:2-3)
Therefore, as a Muslim, we must refer back to The Holy Book of Quran. Whereby Allah SWT has revealed the Quran as guidance for all mankind. The knowledge instills within the pages of the Quran will always be relevant and relatable to all mankind regardless of the age.
He found you lost, and he will guide you. (Quran, 93:7)
For that very reason, I would highly encourage you to refer to the following love letters filled with assurances from Allah SWT, to strengthen your faith, to never back down from any life challenges and lastly to never lose hope with Allah SWT.
- “So, Verily, with difficulty there is relief: Verily, with every difficulty there is relief. Therefore, when you are free (from your immediate task), Still labor hard. And to your Lord turn (all) your attention.” (Quran, 95:5-7)
- “My servants, you who have transgressed against yourselves, do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Truly Allah forgives all wrong actions. He is The Ever-Forgiving, The Most Merciful.” (Quran, 39:53)
- “Do you think that you will enter paradise without such trials as came to those who passed away before you? They experienced sufferings and adversities and were so shaken in spirit that even The Prophet and those who were faithful with him cried, “When will Allah’s help come?” Ah, verily the help of Allah is near.” (Quran 2:214)
- “Wealth and sons are allurements of the life of this world: but the things that endure, Good Deeds, are the best in the sight of thy Lord, as rewards, and best as (the foundation for) hopes.” (Quran, 18:46)
- “God is with you and will never deprive you of your (good) deeds.” (Quran, 47:35)
- “Do not lose heart nor fall into despair! You shall triumph if you are believers.” (Quran, 3:139)
- “Call upon your Lord humbly and in secret. He does not like transgressors. Do not set chaos after it has been set in order, and call on Him in fear and hope. The mercy of Allah is near to the righteous people.” (Quran, 7:55-56)
- “Their limbs forsake their beds of sleep, while they call on their Lord, in Fear and Hope: and they spend (in charity) out of the sustenance which we have bestowed on them.” (Quran, 32:16)
- “O my sons (said Prophet Jacob) and his brother, and never give up hope of Allah’s Mercy, except the people who disbelieves.” (Quran, 12:87)
- “… So be not of the despairing.” (Quran, 15:55)
From the Quran verses above, Allah assures all mankind that there is still room to repent. Therefore, we must not lose any hope on Allah’s mercy and clemency, to change such dismal circumstances to will work out in the end.