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Through His Eyes

By Barbara Godfrey
CBN Staff Writer

CBN.com - 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 situation?"

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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