قل ما يعبأ بكم ربي لولا دعاؤكم فقد كذبتم فسوف يكون لزاما
Say : “My Lord pays attention to you only because of your invocation to Him. But now you have indeed denied (Him). So the torment will be yours for ever (inseparable permanent punishment).”
One of the salaf said: It has been said that this verse means :
“I have not created you because I have a need for you, I have only created you so that you may ask Me, thus I will forgive you and give you what you ask.”
Tafsir al-Qurtubi 13/83
There was once a young man who would spend all his time playing in amusement centres. He had a righteous father whom would often advise him and warn him from taking the wrong path and following bad company. However, the more the father would advise his son, the more disobedient and cruel his son became. One day, he insisted on his advise to his son, but was shocked when his son hit him on the face. The father swore that he would go to the Ka`bah and ask Allah to avenge him. Thus, the father went to the Ka`bah and supplicated saying ‘ O Allah! People come from all over the world to visit your house, I have come to you to answer my prayers; my son is disobedient to me and I ask You to take my revenge on him. I ask you Lord to paralyze his body, You are the majesty, You beget not, nor are you begotten.’
No sooner had he finished his appeal to Allah than the right side of his son’s body became paralyzed.
Shaykh `Abdul Aziz as-Salmaan ‘Mawaarid adh-Dham`aan’
The salaf would say anyone encountering any sorrow should read Surah Yusuf.