When in any difficulty recite:
“O Allah, I hope for Your mercy, do not leave me for even the duration of an eye blink and correct my total condition. Besides You there is none worthy of worship”. (Hisnul Hasin)
“Allah is sufficient for us and He is the Best Guardian”. (Quran, Surah Al-Imraan)
“Allah is my Lord, I do not ascribe anything unto Him”. (Hisnul Hasin from Abu Dawood)
“O Alive and everlasting One, I beseech You by Your mercy.” (Mustadrak Hakim)
“O Allah, there is none worthy of worship besides You. You are Pure, definitely I have oppressed my soul by sinning”.
The Qur’an states that these words were recited when Yunus (peace and blessings be upon him) called upon Allah from the belly of the fish. Prophet Mohammad (Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) stated in a hadith that when any Muslim makes this dua via these words to Allah, then Allah surely accepts his duas.
It is stated in a hadith that
is the medicine for 99 ailments, the least of which is depression.
(Baihaqi in Dawatul Kubra)
It means that these words are so beneficial and useful that big/great grievances, depression and sorrow are easily removed in its stride.
Abdullah bin Abbas (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessings be upon him) stated that if a person constantly makes “Istaghfar”, then Allah removes every difficulty, frees him from every sorrow and makes a means for him to receive sustenance from places that he never thought of. (Mishkat from Ahmad)