Have you ever been hungry? Suppose, in your hungered state, you come to my house and ask for something to eat. You’d likely be upset if I offer you a cup of flour, a spoon full of salt, or a spoon full of baking soda. How about a half of a cup of Crisco, chased down by a cup of buttermilk to drink? Surely, that would taste terrible! Maybe you’d be happier if we mix them all together and make biscuits. Now that’s more like it!
You see, the individual ingredients for biscuits taste lousy. Yet, they work together to make biscuits. In the same way, everything that happens to you may not be good, but will work together for good if you love God and are called according to His purpose (see Romans 8:28). Surrender your life to God—the good and the bad—and watch what He will do with it!