Seeking Him Podcast

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Memories and Compassion

Woman: I know that I’m supposed to forgive and forget. And God has helped me to forgive—but forget? That’s a different story when someone has hurt you really bad.

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: We’re called to forgive others as God has forgiven us.

Leslie Basham: This is Seeking Him, with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.

Nancy: God is all-knowing, so He can’t forget anything. But when He forgives, He promises never to hold our sins against us again, and we’re called to do the same.

Forgiveness doesn’t necessarily mean that we forget every painful memory, but that can actually be good. Those memories can help us be tenderhearted and compassionate toward others who hurt.

There may be a lot of hurt in your past. But if you’ll let Him, God can use those memories for His glory. You may even be able to use those very experiences to help someone else who’s been wounded.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.

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About the Teacher

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has touched the lives of millions of women through Revive Our Hearts and the True Woman movement, calling them to heart revival and biblical womanhood. Her love for Christ and His Word is infectious, and permeates her online outreaches, conference messages, books, and two daily nationally syndicated radio programs—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him.

She has authored twenty-two books, including Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free, Seeking Him (coauthored), Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together, and You Can Trust God to Write Your Story (coauthored with her husband). Her books have sold more than five million copies and are reaching the hearts of women around the world. Nancy and her husband, Robert, live in Michigan.