When my mom was raising me she asked God to help her see through my eyes. To this day she says that it made her a better mom. I believe we need to ask God the same for our husbands. We need to ask Him to help us see through our husband’s eyes. But we also need to ask God to help us see through His eyes.
Not only should we learn to see ourselves as God sees us, but we need to see our husbands as God sees them. It’s easy to find faults in our husbands, to see only the things they do wrong. But we need to learn to see the positives, their strengths. We need to remember why we married them in the first place.
When I feel angry or disappointed with Justin, God turns my vision around. He reminds me why I married Justin. He helps me see the amazing qualities Justin possesses. No, Justin doesn’t make a lot of money right now, but he is kind, loving, compassionate, generous, and full of faith. He is a godly man who loves the Lord and adores me.
We put a lot of pressure on men and we need to applaud them when they do things right. Let’s encourage them when they are discouraged. Help them relieve stress and tension when we can. And yes, this does go both ways. If your husband is saved, he should do these things for you as well. Talk to him about it in love.
Eyes of Grace
We all have faults and weaknesses. You and I aren’t perfect and we can’t expect our husbands to be perfect. That’s why we need grace. This definition of grace is “the condition or fact of being favored by someone.” We are highly favored by God, but we need to highly favor our husbands. If we look through their eyes, we will see that they are trying their best.
So, let’s ask God to help us see through the eyes of our husbands. Ask God to help us see our husbands through His eyes. You can check out another post I have about grace here in the archives if you’d like to learn more!
I’m not the only one writing about seeing from God’s perspective. You can find an excellent article on Dr. James Dobson’s website here if you’d like to learn more!
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Thank you guys so much for reading! I pray you are surrounded by His favor as with a shield!