Surah Al-Ghashiya - The Overwhelming | Verse 17-20
Like many other suras in the Qur'an, Al Ghashiyah addresses humankind with its message through fear and hope, promises and threats. The title Al Ghashiyah denotes the day of reckoning, focusing more on the faces that will experience it rather than the apocalyptic cosmic event. In the third passage God invites mankind to observe and reflect on all aspects of the universe and its creatures.
Many of us go through that phase in our Imaan where we feel down, feel Allah does not Love us or we have lost that connection with Him.
Either we keep screwing things up, or feel burdened by our sins or feel our deeds are not good enough to be accepted by Allah, Most Gracious.
But the fact of the matter is, we have to hold on and hope in the Mercy of Allah, no matter how bad we may be. As Allah says:
“O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it.”
[At-Tirmidhi (also by Ahmad ibn Hanbal)]
Do not despair in the Mercy & Love of Allah and try to do the best you can. Keep fighting the good fight and do not let shaytaan entrap you into further despair.
This feeling down & losing that connection with Allah, is also a test from Allah to see how much we, as His servants pine for Him, miss His presence and strive to earn His love & pleasure.