In verse number 186 of chapter Al-Baqarah Allah says:
[O Muhammad]! When my worshipers asked you about me tell them that I am very near.
If you feel the closeness of Allah, you achieve peace. It protects you from evil, it gives you the hope, it makes you the person who is looking forward to worshiping Allah, who is looking forward to seeking forgiveness.
Any problem you have, who do you call out to first? Allah.
So this verse continues where the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is being instructed to tell us that Allah respond to every caller:
I respond to every caller as he calls.
Imagine, every one of us at the same time calling for different things, Allah hears everyone and responds to everyone at the same moment and the time.
Amazing! Allahu Akbar. Each one of us has different issues, some have even the medical issues, everyone has a unique medical condition may Allah grant us cure and may He have mercy on those who passed away.
So my brothers and sisters, never underestimate calling out to Allah. In the month of Ramadan, we are getting up with the intention of sahur in the morning. That is the blessed moment. Spend some time, call out to Allah. He is near. That is what He says:
I am very near, I respond to the call of every caller when he calls out.
May Allah’s blessings be upon us.
So, don’t underestimate the power of dua. It is indeed the ingredient of inner peace. Continue calling. Repeat your dua. Draw a list of your du’a. Keep on saying it again and again, a year, two years, three years… You will be ticking off your list as time passes.
May Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala grant us goodness.