On The Difficult Days, Put Your Hand On Your Heart & Repeat This One Statement!
Updated: Jan 27, 2020
Written by Dr. Marwa Assar, PsyD
Do you ever have days when your heart is just not satisfied?
Days when you feel a lack of fulfillment, when nothing seems to be nourishing or filling your heart?
Days like this can leave us feeling empty, numb, and a lack of peace, but I want to share with you a powerful statement you can practice saying that will change this feeling and fill your heart!
When we feel like our heart is empty, unfulfilled, and not nourished, it is not because we do not have anything good in our lives, for God has given everyone their share of blessings and challenges. But it means that we maybe disconnected from what God has given us already. This could be because we are not present with what exists in our lives, or because we may not be consistently engaging in the practice of gratitude which awakens us to the beauty of our life. Either way, I truly believe that these difficult moments and days in which our heart feels heavy, dissatisfied, and longing for more, point us to something far greater than the pain and difficulty we are experiencing!
What if I told you that the days you feel like this are a blessing and a means of guidance?
You see, our emotions and inner experiences are there as a navigating tool for us on our journey in this world. They are always giving us messages we need to navigate our path to God. These moments when our heart does not feel nourished, when we feel empty, numb, and like we are on cruise control, point us to something very beautiful!
When nothing else in our life is filling this void in our heart, this not so great feeling guides us to recognize Who is meant to fill our hearts. It points us in the direction of the ONLY one who can truly suffice our hearts, awaken it, fill it, decorate it, and ignite it to feel and experience the beauty of our journey. And, that is our Creator!
And there is a beautiful way you can access the nourishment He has to offer you. It is by saying this one statement, reflecting on it, and connecting to it!
This statement is something God taught us in the Qur'an. It is:
"God is SUFFICIENT for me" or in another translation "God is ENOUGH for me"
This statement can be found more than once in the Qur'an and is often associated with putting our trust in God and being sufficed with His Power and Ability to take care of our affairs. This is reflected in the following verses:
"If they turn away, say ,‘God is enough for me: there is no god but Him; I put my trust in Him; He is the Lord of the Mighty Throne.’ "
".... they said, "God is sufficient for us, and [He is] the best Disposer of affairs."
We are always seeking to feel sufficed, to feel enough, whole, and nourished. That is what the heart seeks. It is programmed in such a way so that we navigate our way to the only One who can truly satisfy it, suffice it, and nourish it.
This statement "God is enough for me" reminds our heart of what it truly needs and where its complete nourishment lies.
On the days you wake up feeling heavy-hearted, unfulfilled, like you and your life are not enough or that you need something more to make you happy, or on the days when your heart just does not feel any peace, I encourage you to put your hand over your heart and repeat this one statement: "God is Enough for Me," "God is Enough for me."
As you repeat this phrase, reflect on God, His power, His perfection, and His ability to nourish you in ways nothing and noone else can! Keep reflecting and repeating this phrase until your heart feels the beauty of what you are saying, until your heart begins to feel sufficed by its Creator.
And remember this: When we stop waiting for things to make our hearts fulfilled and instead turn to God for our nourishment and depend on Him for our heart's fulfillment, He has a way of taking care of everything else in our life. When He becomes our priority, He takes care of everything else we detached from to depend on Him alone. This is reflected in the following hadith:
The Prophet (blessings and peace of God be upon him) said: “Whoever says in the morning and in the evening "God is sufficient for me, there is no god besides Him; in Him have I put my trust and He is the Lord of the mighty Throne," seven times, Allah, may He be exalted, will suffice him for what concerns him of the affairs of this world and the Hereafter.” (Underlined Verse in this Hadith is Mentioned Above)
I pray God suffices all our hearts with Him and provides each of our hearts the nourishment it needs to thrive and experience the beauty of all that He put right in front of us!
"God is sufficient for us, and [He is] the best Disposer of affairs." (Qur'an, 3:173)
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About the Author:
Dr. Marwa Assar is a psychologist, educator, writer, and founder of The H.O.M.E Institute. She is dedicated to providing psycho-spiritual education and empowerment through an Islamic psychological lens. Click here to learn more about Dr. Marwa and her work!