You don't know where to start, you just don't want to miss any minute detail in telling your story. You are trying so hard to remember each and every incident and justify it. Does this sound familiar?
This happens to all of us when we have a problem and start spilling it out to our close friends looking for solutions, suggestions, or even just the opportunity to speak about it in a desperate attempt to relieve ourselves from the burden.
No matter how careful you are not to miss any details, still you fail to bring the full blown picture to the person to whom you are telling your problem, because simply, that person wasn't there.
And no matter how resourceful this person is and no matter how many great solutions he can offer you, still he doesn't own the means to make them work, and even if he does, he can't guarantee that these solutions will work 100%, as he can't foresee the future.
The answer to all your questions, the solution to all your problems, the full help and support you need in life can only be found when you turn to God, and God alone.
Let's run the previous scenario again of narrating your problem to a friend and compare it to telling God your problem asking Him for His guidance. All you have to do is raise your hands and say "O God, please help me in this".
You don't have to worry that you didn't explain your problem or request properly, or forgot to add something, or spend hours elaborating and narrating. He was there with you, He knows it all, He sees it all, He knows what your intentions were, He knows the past, present, and future, so no need to worry.
This in itself is the greatest relief anyone can get. All the time, we want things but don't know how to get them, and don't know if they will turn out to be good for us or not. This is why it's always best to ask all what you want from the Lord, and then ask Him to guide you to the means of achieving it.
You should never doubt that God listens to your prayers and will grant you what you want. You just have to keep in mind that He answers your prayers in the way and time He sees fit.
Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said:
"The invocation of any one of you is granted [by Allah] as long as he does not show impatience by saying "I have invoked Allah but my request has not been answered."
The other point one has to keep in mind is that God will grant you what you asked for, but maybe not in the exact form you wanted or He may give you what is best for you without you knowing it, as He knows best what's best for you. You have to have full confidence in God's choice for you, for only He knows what's best for you.
Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said:
"Any Muslim who supplicates to Allah in dua which contains no sin or breaking of kinship, Allah will give him one of three things: either his dua will be immediately answered or, it will be saved for him in the Hereafter, or it will turn away an equivalent amount of evil (from him)" The Companions said, "So we will ask for more". He replied, "Allah is more (generous)."
So make sure to pray hard to God, asking Him for the goodness of the two worlds, for His forgiveness, and for His ultimate mercy.
Be sure that Allah will be listening to each and every one of His servants, and that His generosity is abundant and limitless. Just turn to Him and ask all what you want.
God says in the Holy Quran:
“And your Lord says, "Call upon Me; I will respond to you…” (40:60)