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.
CBN IS HERE FOR YOU!
Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting?
Are you facing a difficult situation?
A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.
Daily Devotional Reading Plan
Get spiritual refreshment in your daily e-mail with devotional stories that stir you heart and help you navigate life's challenges with biblical guidance.