Saturday, November 22, 2008

Let's Bake a Cake!!!

Sometimes we wonder,
"What did I do to deserve this?"
"Why did God
have to do this to me?"
Here is a wonderful explanation that many of you have probably received in an e-mail:

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, "sure"!

"Here, have some cooking oil", her Mother offers.

"Gross", says her daughter.

"How about a couple raw eggs?"

"That sounds yucky, Mom!"

"Would you like some flour then? Or maybe baking soda?"

"Mom, those are all awful."

To which the mother replies:
"Yes, all those things seem bad by
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!!!

I know that every single one of us is going thru something...and if we're not, just wait because we will!! I heard a preacher say one time that we are either in the middle of a problem...just came out of one...or are fixing to go thru one!!!
Now, isn't that a pleasant thought???
But, if our trust is in God, then we know that we will make it thru. Think back on a time in your life when it just seemed like you were suffering more than you deserved and you wondered how in the world would you ever get thru it.
A few years ago I was trying to counsel a family member who was going thru something that affected him, and the rest of my family. I told him that all we saw were the trials he was going thru at the time.....but, God (and don't you love that "but God".....I love that statement)....but, God....saw way down the road and He saw the outcome and we had no idea what He might be preparing us for....if we just don't interfere and "let go and let God"!!!!
Most of the time we are able to look back on the trials and hardships that we go thru.....and realize that God was just preparing us for something....and, hopefully it made us a better person...maybe to help others who might be going thru something similar!!! I shared this thought with some of you in an e-mail yesterday....Jesus did the same thing...He came to earth and suffered the same things that we that is why we are able to take our troubles to One who understands!!!

Hebrews 4:15 (NLT)
This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin.

So....please realize that....
In everything give thanks!!!
I know that is very difficult to do when you are in the middle of a crisis...and we definitely don't want somebody telling us that when we are suffering....but, just hang in there....and most importantly, hang onto your faith in God!!!

Romans 8:28 (NLT)
And we know that God causes everything to work together
for the good of those who love God
and are called according to his purpose for them.

In His Love...and with mine!!!


  1. i was reading your blog, and romans 8:28 came to mind before i saw you had it posted!

  2. You are so right.... Just wish I had a magic spell that could fix it all... Just have to let go and let God drive the train and not myself..

  3. yes, most of us are going thru something, or have been thru something, and we may think it's the end of the world, but we can always turn to God and most of the time, we can look around and see someone that has it worse than we do and sometimes it makes our problems seem "not so bad". At least we know that we have hope, and someone to turn to!
    love ya!


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