Through His Eyes
By Barbara Godfrey
CBN Staff Writer
- It's amazing how we view life experiences that cause us pain or discomfort
as negative forces at work. But if we were to view them through His eyes, we
would see a different picture.
Recently I had the opportunity to do just that with the death of my mother.
I remember when I first heard the doctors' report, I prayed, binding the
enemy who came to steal life from her body, and loosening God's power to heal
and restore her. I never stopped to ask God, "What is your desire in this
Then one day I went to visit my mom at the hospital and spent two hours listening
to her talk to Jesus. Not once did she open her eyes to even see that I was
there, yet I witnessed my mother's conversation with Jesus as He gave her
a glimpse of Heaven! She began to ask, "Where am I now Jesus?" as her face
beamed with excitement.
"Jesus, I need a little more air," I heard her say as she was struggling
to receive oxygen. And then, "That's it, a little more. OK, thank you, Jesus."
Another time she said, "Jesus, my feet are cold. I need some more cover."
Again she voiced, "That's it. Thank you, Jesus." At that moment I looked to
see if the cover moved.
The Lord quickened in my spirit Philippians 4:19: "But my God shall supply
all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus" (KJV).
The next day my mom was a new person, sitting up in bed and eating, doing
all the things she hadn't done the day before.
In the days that followed, my mother's health worsened. I began to ask God,
"What is Your desire for her?" For the first time I had peace in saying, "God,
may Your will be done in her life." I was able to say, "Lord, take
her home," rather than watch her suffer, because God had given me a glimpse
of the joy she had in Him.
As I have learned, we must always view every situation through God’s
eyes to see the true picture.
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