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 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 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!
God is crazy about you. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning. Whenever you want to talk, He’ll listen. He can live anywhere in the universe, and He chose your heart.
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance!
This wonderful lesson came to me in an email from Corky Hake. I wish I had known about it when Elly was young.
I will share this with my Daughter.
Excellent advice! I’m going to send it to my daughters.
Elly, Ranjan and why, a lot of other grown ups that I know too can learn from this wonderful story.
grannymar… thanks for this. you can see these clearly when you’re looking back on events, but when you’re in the midst of the stuff–it’s very hard to see God’s purpose. have faith, the cake is coming, right?!
Even if chocolate cake was cooked by the agents of Satan, I still couldn’t resist it.
Momma & Judy _ I thought; would I share it via email with a few friends who have daughters, then I thought it would let the ripples run wider from here here.
Ramana – I agree, and but for Corky I would have missed it!
Jen – The best cakes take time to mature!
Nick – Save me a slice please!
Nice piece, GM, even though I take a delight in the absolute chaos of the universe!
I have a daughter who is going through a very rough patch. I will definitely send this to her. Thank you for sharing.
WWW – I thought it was very good.
Darlene – I hope your daughter finds it helpful.
thank you for the inspiration!
So true, a very good lesson!
Patty – It is one worth sharing
Kimberly – Welcome to the party. The story is simple but to the point.