A little boy is telling his Grandma how everything is going wrong - school, family problems, severe health problems, finances and almost anything he could name.
Meanwhile, Grandma is baking a cake. She asks the child if he would like a snack, which of course he does.
"Here. Have some cooking oil."
"Yuck," says the boy.
"How about a couple of raw eggs?"
"Would you like some flour then? Or maybe baking soda?"
"Grandma, those are all yucky!"
To which the Grandma replies: "Yes, all those things seem bad all by themselves. But when they are put together in the right way, they make a wonderfully delicious cake!
Many times we wonder why God would let us go through such difficult times.
But, when He puts everything in His order, they always work for good.
We just have to trust Him: for he will make something wonderful!