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Black Ice - #5708
Your enemy looks for a time when your resistance is down, your guard is down to bring you down. It can be right after a spiritual high when you're riding on your emotions or while you're taking time off or watching or listening to something for entertainment, when you're with friends you let your guard down with, when you're tired, when you're away from home, when you're discouraged, when you're enjoying success.

Abuse - a Christian perspective
The Israelites repeatedly abused God's willingness to forgive them. Each time he forgave and restored them, they repaid Him by turning to false gods and ignoring Him.

Devotional : Healing The Wounds Of War
This devotional looks at the devastating impact the war for the Kingdom has had on each of us, and how we are wounded as a result of the conflict. We are all casualties in need of healing, and that healing can only come from Jesus Christ.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Hurt and Hiding
Do you feel alone and have been too hurt to trust anyone? Somewhere along the way you've been hurt, abandoned, betrayed, or mistreated. ... You're afraid to let anyone get close. In fact, you may have built up some pretty elaborate defenses to make sure no one does. You're really just afraid that they'll hurt you like someone else did.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Hope For Banged-Up Lives
Have you been treated poorly, made to feel that you will never measure up, treated like a loser, or undervalued? Maybe you've ended up pretty hard and angry inside, but there is hope. ... While you may not be excited about horse racing, the story set against the backdrop of the Great Depression, illustrates some pretty inspiring things.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Stepped On But Still Precious
There are many people today who have been treated poorly. They feel beaten up, mishandled, treated badly, crushed, and trampled on. When someone's been treated like that, they begin to believe that they aren't worth much. If they were, why would anyone treat them like that?

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Where Trust Is Born
Maybe you've been betrayed, abused, abandoned, or deeply hurt by people you should have been able to trust and it's hard for you to trust anyone. You've been hurt too often. That's Gal's story, too.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Flash Gordon Rescues - #5647
Remember, Jesus is your Savior, and Savior means Rescuer. He's already accomplished the toughest rescue of all. He rescued you from the clutches of sin and hell. Surely, after that, He can save you from this comparatively small crisis. He will change the situation or He will enlarge you to deal with it, but He will always rescue you! He always has.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Ultimate Battlefield Tragedy - #4479
Your brother, your sister - they're not the real enemy. And wrestling with them isn't the real battle. Don't waste any more bullets on one of your own. In the army of God, "friendly fire" is not only the ultimate tragedy, it is an enemy victory.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The No-Regrets Alarm - #4535
Now the day you put your trust in Jesus as Savior, God planted in your soul a sin alarm. Somebody planted a gluttony alarm in our refrigerator. There's this noise that makes you stop and think before you reach for something. It's annoying, but that pig can keep you from doing something you will regret later - like tomorrow on the scale! Now we need some noise inside of us when we are about to reach for something that we are going to later regret. And God delivers us from evil if we will listen to the inner alarms He triggers when we are about to sin.