the act of complaining
is very much
do we not do that from an early age
to our parents?
"Mama..Adik has a better toy than me..!" [said with eyes tearing up]
To everybody on Facebook via our status updates?
"I love her so much..why can't she love me back..??" [typed with eyes tearing up]
Heck we have departments in most of our institutions dedicated to handling complaints
"Why did I not get any chips with my cheeseburger? Where is your manager?? I AM GOING TO SUE THIS PLACE TO THE GROUND!!!" [no teary eyes..just lotsa expletives]
There is something comforting about just being listened to;
whether the person you complain to
can help or not..is not the point, really.
Hence the context of why I find the following to be such a sweet ayat:
"He [Zachariah] said, "My Lord, indeed my bones have weakened, and my head has filled with white, and never have I been in my supplication to You, my Lord, unhappy.""
[Surah Maryam, 19:4]
Through the act of his servant Zachariah, God gives us a tip on how to call to him (du'a):
Plain and simple.
But do it sincerely..from the bottom of your heart.
Of course God knows what you are going through. Duh. He is God kot.
But complain anyways..
and yes, let your eyes tear up ;')
I guarantee it will feel much better than complaining to
mere mortals, or
to Facebook, or
to a (probably hugely ineffective) complaints department.
True peace will come
when you complaint to the One
who can actually do something about it.
He does not tire in listening to you.
So what are you waiting for?
Start now. Complain.
But this time..
do it to the right department ;)