Navigating Unhealthy Relationships and Finding Safety in God
Hi, friend. Have you ever felt unsafe in a relationship?
🎙️ You’ll want to listen to this week’s episode of the Secure in God’s Embrace podcast!
We discuss the biblical character, Abigail, in 1 Samuel 25—and learn that while she was discerning and beautiful, her husband Nabal was harsh and badly behaved.
Abigail displays her discernment when the wicked Nabal treats the future King David and his men poorly--and she convinces David not to slaughter Nabal and all his household in retaliation.
We see David's gratitude when he says to the wise and lovely Abigail:
Blessed be your discretion, and blessed be you, who have kept me this day from bloodguilt and from working salvation with my own hand! ~ 1 Samuel 25:33
Dear One, as we seek God's face in our distressing circumstances, He will also grant us wisdom and discretion!
Special Guest: Author and Inspirational Speaker Michelle Ruddell
I am excited to introduce our special guest, Michelle Ruddell. Michelle shares a snippet of her journey to freedom from an abusive marriage in my Christian Living book, which launches in early November 2023. In Securely Held: Finding Significance and Security in the Shelter of God’s Embrace, Michelle shares how God protected her and helped her and her two daughters find safety.
The first section of Securely Held is on identity—and we see when we don’t truly understand who we are as God’s daughters—we open ourselves up to unsafe relationships.
You don’t want to miss Michelle's story of deliverance and learn about her Easter miracle. Michelle says:
Slowly, I began to have a new perspective on the chaos in my life. One day, my three-year-old daughter, Missy, asked me, “Is my daddy gonna kill you?” It was a pivotal moment. I have a choice to stay in this situation or to leave. My daughters do not.
Beloved One, as God gave Abigail wisdom to navigate her difficult situation, He also worked a miracle in our special guest Michelle's dire circumstances--and He can do the same for YOU!
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