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How to Stop Living in Fear

Every day, in every hard situation, we can choose faith or we can choose fear.

We can choose to focus on the what if’s, worry about what might happen, and fret over the worst case scenarios.

Or, we can remind ourselves of how God has been faithful in the past and trust that He is going to continue to be faithful and good in the present and future — even in dark, difficult, or even downright impossible situations.

Our circumstances do not change God’s character.

I don’t know what you’re going through today or what giants you might be facing, but I do know this: our God is greater than any giant, stronger than any Goliath, and He is able to deliver and help you.

Let’s believe that God is bigger and mightier. Let’s take God at His Word.

He will never, ever, ever leave or forsake us. He is FOR us. And He is still in the miracle-working business.

Let’s talk faith, not fear.

If you need some encouragement to stop living in fear, this week on the podcast, Jesse and I talk about faith versus fear and what has helped us to stop living in a state of stress and fear.

In This Episode: 

[00:36] Welcome back to the show and Happy 40th Birthday, Jesse!

[02:20] Perspective is saving Jesse’s life this week. Learn why. 

[03:59] Electrolytes are saving my life!

[06:46] Jesse is reading more of Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp novels. 

[09:30] This is my first 5-star read of the year: Catch Me If You Can by Frank Abagnale.

[13:44] Why we’re discussing the topic of faith over fear. 

[16:20] How fear and stress affect our health. 

[19:09] This acronym for FEAR is so true. 

[21:32] Don’t let the future take away the joy and gift of today.

[23:31] Three questions I ask myself to help me put things back into perspective. 

Links and Resources:

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3 Comments

  • margaret says:

    Did you realize Frank Abagnale became a believer and has been used amazingly since? Makes the story even more amazing.

    • I didn’t know that!! Thank you for sharing… where can I find out more about that?

      • Margaret weyler says:

        Haha! So I remembered an interview years ago I thought with Dobson but can’t find it anywhere and in looking for it, it appears I must have been thinking of someone entirely different. Just now kept reading that he said his family changed him but he is not a born- again Christian. So sorry to pass along false information. I read a lot of biographies (especially Christian ones) so must have mixed up my individuals somewhere. Now I’m curious. I could have sworn it was him. Hmmm…
        Feel free to pull my reply. 😬🤪

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