At some point in life, it’s normal to feel lonely or abandoned. We have social and emotional needs, and no one can be there for us 24/7, in exactly the way we need them to be. We may feel like we have don’t have anybody to talk to, or anyone who really understands what we’re going through.
Some people even leave us without looking back. They’re a chapter called “Abandonment” in the book of our lives. But it looks like in their book, we’re just a page they ripped out and threw away.
We might feel ignored, forgotten, or misunderstood. We might feel invisible.
But we’re never invisible.
“Whenever my slave asks you about Me, then no doubt, I am near. I respond to the call of the one calling out, whenever he calls on Me. Then they should respond to Me, and believe in Me, so that they may be rightly guided.” (2:186)
Allah knows how we’re feeling, even when no one else does. He (swt) remembers us, when it seems like nobody else does. He’s just waiting to see if we’ll remember Him, too.
“The Prophet (pbuh) said, ‘Allah (swt) said, ‘I am as My servant expects Me to be. I am with him whenever he mentions Me. If he mentions Me to himself, I mention him to Myself. And if he mentions Me in a gathering, I mention him in a gathering greater than it. If he draws near to Me a hand’s length, I draw near to him an arm’s length. And if he comes to Me walking, I go to him at speed.’” [Sahih al-Bukhari]