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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Untouchable Worth
You've probably had plenty of things in your life that have made you feel more like a post card than a masterpiece. Maybe you've been rejected, ignored, hurt, or used. Maybe you've been criticized and put down by people who didn't know who you really are. You have this lie playing in your brain that you're not worth much, you can't do much, and you're not good enough. That's just it—it's a lie.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Freedom From Depression
Sometimes it's easy to feel like you're a bird locked up in a cage wanting to be free. Your cage may be your painful memories, a broken heart, or a broken dream. ... Maybe you’re caged in by an addiction, a habit, or some anger that is eating you up inside. It also might be depression or even suicidal thoughts that have you held in. There's a cover on that cage, whatever it is. It's dark in there and there isn't anything to sing about.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - An Extravagant Gift
Maybe you haven’t been shown much unconditional love. Maybe there is someone who should have been there for you in your life, but wasn't. ... Maybe there is someone who has betrayed you or who's abandoned you. There is someone who has paid an extravagant price for you. He is the One who made you and holds your eternity in His hands. He loves you very, very much. Just look at the price he paid for you.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Behind the Happy Face
Behind many a happy face hides a hurting heart, and maybe that describes you. The happy face helps you live in a temporary denial of the pain inside, and it keeps other people from knowing a you that you're afraid they might not accept. Like the beach ball that you push farther and farther under the water, the deeper you bury it, the higher it's going to go when it's released. You can't bury the real you forever. As far as everyone knows, maybe you're the happy one or maybe even the hero, but you know that there's a wounded monster inside you. You're a wounded person with no place to bleed.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Knowing What It Is To Be Broken
You don't have to go into a prison to find people who are "broken." There's so much pain today, and so much of it is from broken things—broken families, broken health, broken hearts, broken trust. ... It may be even in spite of a life that's reasonably successful and outwardly looks fine.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Totaled At Christmas
It's no fun having your car totaled or to have your life totaled, especially at Christmas. In the midst of all the joy and excitement, maybe the Christmas season finds you wounded and hurting. Divorce, disaster, death, depression, and disappointment hurt anytime, but especially at Christmas.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Hurting And Passed By
Is the world speeding past the hurt that you carry inside? Everybody's in a hurry to get where they're going. Meanwhile, you suffer with that brokenness inside you in a world that doesn't know, or just doesn't care.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - No Tipping Allowed - #5654
Jesus also deserves the best of your talents and your dearest possessions. Who really owns that car of yours, that house, that music, that wardrobe, those books? Jesus' Name should be all over everything. He should have prior claim to how it all gets used since He paid for your life with His life on a cross!
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Baggage Wars - #8091
It is sad how many of us actually live that way. You know, watching the same old baggage of our life going around and around again. We keep replaying the hurts and the pain and we keep ourselves from the hope that inspires a life that matters. And we just keep feeding our resentment and our anger and our depression, our dark side, and that only hurts us.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - How to go from the Basement to the Penthouse - #4455
Now, one of the secrets of peace in the midst of great stress, of poise when everything is up for grabs, of perspective when you could be freaking out - the secret is to start celebrating the kind of God you have.