This is Part 2 of things that help me understand the “whys” of life. I hope it helps you too.
You’ll notice a theme here. It’s God. If you don’t believe He exists, then feel free to skip these posts but understand that, plain and simple, nothing in this life makes sense without Him. Just as childhood is meant to be a training ground for adulthood, life here on this earth is a training ground for the life that follows.
Sometimes we wonder, ‘What did I do to deserve this?’ or ‘Why did God have to do this to me?’ Here is a wonderful explanation! A daughter is telling her Mother how everyth ing 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?’ ‘Gross, Mom!’ ‘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 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, they will all make something wonderful!
This is a cake my husband and I just made for Valentine’s day a few days ago.
What a beautiful analogy of how the Lord works in our lives! Sometimes it is hard to see Him working in the moment and we can only see Him in hindsight. May we all have eyes to see what He is going in our lives today and the faith to know that He will work everything out for our good. Be blessed today and find a a way to bless someone else.
Thanks for the lovely comment, Shelley. You’ve already blessed my day.
What a refreshing post! As difficult as it is sometimes, be it MS or anything else, God remains hard at work in and through us. He’s allowed you to touch the lives of many with your blog, that includes me! 🙂 Your cake looks yummy!
Thank you for the encouragement Catherine! I’m glad to have a place to share the things I’ve found and kept through the years.