Many mornings I wake up before my alarm, not ready to get out of bed, not ready to wake up fully.  My mind recycles through past struggles, trying still to find a solution to something that cannot be solved.

In the end, I shake my head free of the carousel of negativity and get out of bed.

It is important for me to remember that while things look messy from my viewpoint, God sees the bigger picture.

He sees the hurt, the sorrow, the misunderstandings, the anger, the disappointment and knows how it can be through His eyes. From His view.

If we look through His eyes, we can see it too.

I find I need to remind myself that who I am and how I was made is because of the Great I AM.  I cannot change the way others see me, my sons, my husband, or my friends and family.  I can only focus on the way God sees them and me.  His view of me is what matters, nothing else–especially the nagging thoughts in the wee hours of the morning.

A song I learned years ago  as a very new believer comes to mind often. I was yearning to see things–especially myself– from a different perspective.  Twenty-five years later, I still feel the joy, the peace, and the hope that comes in these words.  I hope they help you too.


If I could look through your eyes,

I would see that I am precious,

and I would know that I am prized.

‘Cause I know your love never changes…

If I could look through your eyes


If I Could Look Through Your Eyes-
from the album ~Ever Devoted – 1987

About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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