I found this anonymous illustration a few years ago. I think it is a wonderful example how God uses both the good and the bad elements of our lives to create something wonderful for us. We must trust Him and be patient. God’s timing is not like our timing; it is better!
Sometimes we wonder, ‘What did I do to deserve this?’ or ‘Why did God allow this to happen to me?’
Here is a wonderful explanation!
A daughter is telling her Mother how everything is going wrong, she’s failing algebra, her boyfriend broke up with her, and her best friend is moving away.
Meanwhile, her Mother is baking a cake and
asks her daughter if she would like a snack, and the daughter says, ‘Absolutely Mom, I love your cake.’
‘Here, have some cooking oil,’ her Mother offers. ‘Yuck’ says her daughter.
‘How about a couple raw eggs?’
‘Would you like some flour then?
Or maybe baking soda?’
‘Mom, those are all yucky!’
To which the mother replies:’Yes, all those things seem bad by themselves, but when they’re 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 order in His timing, they always work for good! We just have to trust Him, and eventually, they will all make something wonderful!
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 (NKJV)