A daughter is telling her mom how everything is going wrong: she is struggling in algebra, her boyfriend broke up with her, and her best friend is moving away.
Meanwhile, her mom is baking a cake and asks her daughter if she would like a snack.
“Absolutely, Mom, I love your cake.”
“Here, have some cooking oil,” her mom offers.
“Yuck,” says the daughter.
“How about some raw eggs?” asks the mom.
“Would you like some flour on them?” asks Mom.
“Mom, these are all yucky!” says the daughter.
To which the mother replies, “Yes, all these things seem bad by themselves. But when they are put together in the right way, they make a wonderfully, delicious cake.”
God works the same way. Many times, we wonder why He would let us go through such bad and difficult times.
But God knows that when He puts all these things in His order, they always work for good!
We just have to trust Him and eventually, they will all make something wonderful.