Many of us avoid confrontation with a seasoned bully because we know we can’t win…and they are not going to change. More often than not we ask the Lord what “we” should do under such circumstances. I just discovered Nehemiah’s approach and I like it! Rather than taking matters into his own hands to stop the ridicule that was inflicted on the Jews, he turned to God, “Hear us, O our God, for we are despised. Turn their insults back on their own heads. Give them over as plunder in a land of captivity. Do not cover up their guilt or blot out their sins from your sight, for they have thrown insults in the face of the builders” (Ne 4:4-5 NIV).