I remember when I was a little girl, around 7 or 8 years old, I needed to find my shoes. I had one shoe but couldn’t find the other one. I started to look but then I remembered that I should say a prayer because Heavenly Father would know where my shoe was located. I had learned from my parents and from Primary that I could go to Heavenly Father about anything, whether big or small. I KNEW that Heavenly Father would help me to find the missing shoe. I said a prayer, full of faith, to receive divine help. Within minutes, I had a distinct impression to look outside in the backyard. And sure enough, I found my shoe… it was in the weeds, in case you were wondering.
The ‘lost shoe’ experience strengthened my testimony, and faith that I can turn to my Heavenly Father, and ask for His help and guidance. Through out my life I often reflect upon my ‘lost shoe’ experience to help me remember that I can turn to Heavenly Father for help with anything. I’ve applied this principle again and again in my life. I’ve also learned that if I make an effort to first search and ponder about the situation that my prayers are more sincere in truly wanting to receive answers and I’m better prepared to accept whatever answers come from my Heavenly Father.