He knows you can.
By: Heather L.
This past weekend I have learned a lot about obedience and trusting the Lord… and miracles!
I got up and dressed casually for my day, but then realized that I really needed the blessings of going to the temple to be able to deal with the worries that weighed upon me.
My list of to-dos came flooding to mind: I had to get kids to school, I had to hurry and change, I had chores to do, and I had an appointment at 11am. The last time I had gone to the temple, I hadn’t gotten home until 10:30am, and that just wouldn’t work with my schedule this particular day.
I had almost talked myself out of going when I found this quote by Elder Boyd K. Packer:
“When you say, ‘I can’t! I can’t solve my problems!’ I want to thunder out, ‘Don’t you realize who you are? Haven’t you learned yet that you are a son or a daughter of Almighty God? Do you not know that there are powerful resources inherited from Him that you can call upon to give you steadiness and courage and great power?’”
I knew that I needed to put my trust in Heavenly Father’s promise that if I would “go and do,” He would “prepare a way” for me to accomplish it (1 Nephi 3:7).
And He did. I was able to get to the temple and back by 9:40 instead of 10:30am, and I had a wonderful, peaceful time there. My burdens were lightened, my responsibilities and appointment fulfilled, and I knew that God had provided the way!
That day I learned again that when we act in faith by doing what the Lord asks, we then allow Him to perform miracles and send blessings on our behalf.
I know He can!