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Release the Butterflies



Disillusionment happens. Life comes with the unexpected. God has a plan for your life, but the enemy does too! The beauty is we have complete and absolute authority over the enemy.


We script our life plan free of pain and barriers, but God doesn’t follow our script. Fortunately, when we are broken and weary, we have total assurance that we are not separated from God. Our brokenness draws us nearer to Him. When we pull away from those in our circle of influence, God moves in closer and is nearer. He releases "butterflies" in our life. He lifts us out of the pit and help us get back on our way.


Take whatever has been thrown at you by the enemy, believe confidently that God has not changed His plan for you, and trust that He will redeem your pain. Find solace in Him and know that His plan eclipses your own. 


The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all … The Lord redeems the soul of His servants, and none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned. Psalm 34:18–19, 22


Warmly,

Ingrid


Special Note:

This month we are dedicating time to talk about real issues, the ugly kind we like to sweep under the rug. Miscarriage, abortion, and substance abuse all are difficult. Hard to walk through. And they wreak havoc on our souls. Those of us who have walked through these experiences know how deep the pain pierces our hearts. The common thread through all loss is grief. We all know grief in one form or another.  Five sisters in the sisterhood will be sharing their personal stories in this month’s podcasts, stories, and blogs. We encourage you to share these with women you know who need healing.  


Life is a gift and every baby matters. Every baby matters to God. God is here to bring hope and healing to all broken hearts, to heal the pain caused in the womb, and to restore grace and hope to all women.







This Week's Podcast: Empty Crib

 

As Christians, we fight for the unborn person to be saved from abortion, but when someone has a miscarriage, we often lose sight that this was an unborn "person" and write it off as a medical event or, because we don't know what to do, we do nothing and leave the expectant mother alone in her grief. Today on Crowned, Angie Weigelt and I have a candid discussion about the taboo subject of miscarriage. This episode will help you whether you have had a miscarriage yourself, or are wanting to learn more about it so you can better understand and support someone who has been through this experience (whether recently or 40 years ago). This is the first of a three-part series on losses in the womb.

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This Week's Blog: Four Little Words


As I lay on the table covered with mismatched linens and a paper barrier, my heart was beating out of my chest. The technician was chatty. I lay silent hoping my lack of response would quiet her speech. I only wanted to hear one thing – thump, thump, thump. Nothing. She left the room. Fear began to creep into my mind. Moments later she came back in, perky and chatty, and told me to get dressed and the doctor wanted to see me.

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