A little boy was telling his grandma how everything was going wrong -- problems at school, relational conflicts, unreasonable parents -- on and on he went.
As he poured out his litany of complaints, his grandmother busied herself, making a cake. "Would you like a snack, honey?" she asked.
"Of course!" he replied. (No kid ever turns down a snack!)
"Here, have a couple of raw eggs," she offered.
"What?? You've got be kidding, Grandma!"
"How about some cooking oil, then? Or maybe some flour? Perhaps some tasty baking soda?"
"You're nuts, Grandma! That's disgusting, yucky stuff! I wouldn't ever eat that!"
"Oh, but you do," the Grandmother replied. "When I put them all together into a cake, they're wonderful!"
When tempted to whine about our problems, we need to remember that God is able to mix them up, pop them in the oven, and turn them into good.
"All things work together for good for those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28