There was a verse that was revealed to Our beloved Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasalam. it was when he was migrating to Medinah from Mekkahwith Sayyidina AbU Bakr Radhiallahu anho. They were hiding in the cave and the mushrikeen of mekkah were coming, Sayidina Abu Bakr RA was worried and an Aya was revealed of which the first words were “La Tahzan Innallaha Ma ana” Do Not Grieve (Worry) Allah is With you”. Thereafter e know the story the spider came made the web, the pigeons came and laid some eggs, the non muslims saw the foot steps leading to the cave but looked at the web and pigeons and basically thought if someone was in there the web and pigeons would be broken and thus turned away.
Thus lessen the pain knowing Allah is near And seek His help with sabr and salat.
Anywyas I read a nice sisters blog and in response i wrote this a few advices I had read with regards to distress and worry, thought I would share it:
And Remember always whatever situation or circumstance we find ourselves in, we have to remind ourself that this is what Allah Has willed and this is what i best for me. For muslims every pain causes forgiveness of sins and its better to pay in this world than the hereafter especially if the trouble has been caused by our mistakes. And Allah knows our world and circumstances better than what we do. People only do what Allah makes them do.
Another advice from a pious sheikh I read is that we have to prepare ourselves mentally for the anxiety to continue, we have to remember the rewards caused by grief and distress and at the same time pray to Allah to remove them but not hoping for a quick answer to our dua.
Also making lots of taubah and Astaghfar (seeking forgiveness) brings the mercy of Allah and this is indeed promised in the Quran in the form that it brings rain and prosperity.
And I guess there is more, Alhumdulillah you are feeling much better but inshallah you can remind others from the few suggestions that I left.
Hold on to patience always in grief as “Verily Allah is with those who make sabr” and the Best will Thank Allah even in times of grief and distress. Even the Prophet salallahu alaihi wasalam at one point felt suicidal from distress which was caused when the revelation had paused and the non muslims were taunting him. He was climbing the mountain to jump off it when the Angel Gabriel came and gave him a message that Allah has much work to take from you yet.
We are Never Alone.