Hardships Help Us Grow // Positively Speaking // Mark Wilson

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.

“Yuck! 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. I wouldn’t ever eat that stuff!”

“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 turn them into good.

The annoyances of life help to form our character and they make us grow. Hardships help us become better people.

“All things work together for good for those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28

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