school was too hard, family problems, his severe pain, just all the hardships he was going through.
Meanwhile, Grandma was baking a cake. She asked the
child if he would like a snack, which of course he did.
"Here. Have some cooking oil."
"Yuck," said the boy.
"How about a couple of raw eggs?"
"Would you like some flour then? Or, maybe baking soda?"
"Grandma, those are all yucky!"
Grandma replied: "Yes, Sweetheart, those things seem bad all 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 these things all in His order, they always work for good! We just have to trust Him and, eventually the yucky stuff will be used to make something wonderful in our lives!"