Allah and the Prophet saw always talk about how important it is for us to make dua and ask for anything that we want. But at the same time, we are told that we can’t ask for something and not do anything to achieve it. If we don’t put in the work, we won’t be helped. However, I was wondering: when we had an opportunity to work but didn’t, and are now cornered and helpless, can we expect Allah to help even when we did not help ourselves? Does Allah help for these situations, or is it as is known, we don’t get help if we don’t help ourselves as well?