About the Author

A three-time tongue cancer survivor and mama of children from “hard places," Michele Cushatt is a (reluctant) expert on pain, trauma and the deep human need for connection. Her most recent book, "Relentless: The Unshakeable Presence of a God Who Never Leaves", wrestles with the dogged presence and affection of...

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  1. “Sometimes you and I treat our faith — our belief in and trust in Jesus — as an optional pair of glasses.”

    Ouch.

    Michele, this was at turns convicting and encouraging, a lovely exhortation to “turn my eyes upon Jesus.” I loved it!

  2. Terrific use & connection of everyday practical to illuminate the spiritual (x2!) Michele! – A lot like Jesus ☺️

  3. Wow.. just wow… I can’t even…. apparently complete sentences are not possible.. ‍♀️ This is definitely something I needed to hear and ponder.. thank you, Michele for your honesty and transparency..

  4. Michele,

    I can so relate. Started wearing glasses at 8 yrs. old. Then at 42 went to bifocals. Like wearing glasses we need to keep our focus (eyes) on Jesus ALL the time. Sure we run to Him when times are tough like now, but we also need to go when life is good & there are no bumps in the road. Today let’s Turn our EYEs upon Jesus & look FULL in His wonderful face. All this ugly uncomfortable & hard will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory & grace. He will get us through these trying times. Keep wearing your glasses & your EYES on Jesus!

    Blessings 🙂

  5. Oh my goodness! Your story is exactly like mine, only I was nine years old and in the fourth grade. Loved my blue plastic-framed glasses at first, but by junior high, I had stopped wearing them. I, too, have a far-sighted eye and a near-sighted eye. I never had the headaches, and now I wear monovision contacts. Thank you for a story that grabbed me right away and how you related it to our need for Jesus. I think I will use it in my classroom!

  6. This sentence caught my attention: “As much as I don’t want to admit it, my own emotions and sense of injustice and unfairness have clouded my ability to see others with compassion, kindness, and grace.” That describes me as I watch the news each evening! I need to wear the glasses of compassion that cause me to pray for misguided souls instead of allowing frustration and discouragement to cloud my vision. Thank you, Michele!

  7. I also am near-sighted in one eye and far-sighted in the other. Also have two pairs of prescription glasses. One for driving and being out and about. The other for laptop/computer, iPhone and reading.

  8. Hello!

    Wow! What a Good way to
    Compare our eye sight to
    Our Trusting Jesus!
    You are a very talented person!
    God Bless!
    Sandy

  9. WOW. This struck me personally too: As much as I don’t want to admit it, my own emotions and sense of injustice and unfairness have clouded my ability to see others with compassion, kindness, and grace.” Lord, please help me to capture my thought early for you, and act, see, live in Your character! ‘For now we see through a glass darkly”. Thank you Michele for the challenging and encouraging message ♡