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 throughout the year, say it for two years, three years… You will be ticking off your list as time passes.
Every creation of Allah submits to Him in its own way. The sun and moon submit so precisely to the will of Allah that we can calculate time using their movements. They never vary from their course by one second. The night never overtakes the day – they alternate in cycles ordained by Allah.
When we wrong ourselves, we further plunge into our miseries sentencing ourselves to doom – guilty as charged. We feel that we have “lost face” and somehow repenting would be like hitting a nerve somewhere and that we stand no chances of forgiveness anyway.
When you’re near to Allah, you remember Allah often, you speak about Him often, you talk about Him as much as you can.