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Insulting Words

Woman: Still, I just well up with emotion as I remember all the times growing up that my father used the words, ‘You dummy.’

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: When we think about those who have cursed us with cruel words, it’s natural to justify responding in anger.

But King David modeled a supernatural way to respond. In 2 Samuel we read about a time when someone continually yelled insults and curses at David. As king, he could’ve had the man killed, but his response showed his trust in God’s sovereignty.

David said, "Leave him alone, and let him curse. . . . It may be that the LORD will look on the wrong done to me, and that the LORD will repay me with good for his cursing today" (16:11–12).

If you’re haunted by words that have inflicted damage on you, ask God to give you a view of His sovereignty. He can help you heal through His power.

With Seeking Him, I'm Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.

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Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has touched the lives of millions of women through two nationally syndicated radio programs heard each day—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him. Her books have sold more than five million copies. Through her writing, podcasts, … read more …