Years ago, I prayed for something over and over, that I desperately wanted answered. But as time went on, I realized that not only was my request not coming true the way I asked- the exact opposite was happening.

I struggled with watching what I saw was the opposite of my duaa take place but I reminded myself that God’s decree is with wisdom and that His plan is the best. But it was hard. Really, really hard.

Eight years and many life events later, He answered my duaa.

And I realized that in order for my duaa to be answered in the best way for my life, I needed door after door to be closed for me so that my duaa could be answered in a specific time of my life- the best time, in the best way.

If I could speak to my younger self I would tell me, “Allah is AlHakim- the All Wise. Trust in His plan. Know it’s better than anything you could even dream of asking for and that every single obstacle on your path is actually another door opening to an even better outcome than you’re asking.”

But since I can’t speak to my old self, I’ll just remind myself- and if it’s helpful to you, then you as well, now:

He answers, in the best way, at the best time. Don’t give up. Keep begging. Keep doing the right thing. Keep having hope. He will never fail you. Even if it takes 8 years. Even if it’s different from what you ask.
He will always respond with what is best for you.

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