“The opposite of tawakkul is tension.”
“Allah SWT knows the amounts of times your heart sank out of sadness and grief and undoubtedly He heard every single ‘Ya Allah’ that escaped your quivering lips. Never for a moment lose hope in Him, cry to Him for as long as you need, for He is the only one who can turn your tears of sadness into absolute bliss.”
Remember all the times Allah SWT helped you, saved you. Remember all the times He made things so easy for you. If things aren’t going your way, despite du’a, know that its all a test. Stay strong. You’ll be glad you were patient. Staying patient through tough times increases one’s rank.
“Verily, with hardship, there is ease. Verily, with hardship, there is ease. So when you have finished your worldly occupations, devote yourself for Allah’s worship. And to your Lord (alone) turn all your intentions and hopes.” (Surah Al-Inshirah)
There is hardship after ease, and there is hardship along with ease.
The opposite of tension is tawakkul.