Heavenly Father Will Help Me Succeed

by Rhonda Dover
“Dear daughters of God, you are the crown jewels of all His creations.
There has never been a sunset, symphony, or work of art as lovely as you.
May you catch the vision that you are destined to be a refined and regal queen.”
(Douglas L. Callister, Ensign June 2009)

I am a daughter of God, destined to be a refined and regal queen, and I know Heavenly Father loves me and will help me to succeed as I ask in faith.

Years ago I read a book that inspired me, and this thought from the book--“Heavenly Father knows how to sew drapes”--reminds me that Heavenly Father will help me with anything when I ask in faith.

While sewing a lace dress for my daughter to wear to a school dance, my sewing machine decided to be temperamental—the thread kept breaking because the lace was so delicate. If Heavenly Father knows how to sew drapes, he certainly knows how to sew the lace dress, so I knelt in prayer and humbly asked in faith for the Lord to help me.

As I closed my prayer and stood up, the thought quickly came to my mind to use waxed paper. What a great idea! When I sandwiched the lace between two sheets of waxed paper, it provided enough substance for the sewing machine to sew the delicate lace and was transparent enough to see through. When the seams were sewn, I simply tore away the waxed paper. My daughter had a beautiful dress, and I knew Heavenly Father loved me.

“Trust in the Lord with all thy heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he will direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:56)

It is my testimony that the Lord always directs my paths when I ask in faith.