For many women, fear can be a force that paralyzes them and keeps them from living in true freedom. Listen to Susie’s conversation with radio host Christin Ditchfield. We talk about the negative effects of living in fear, and how to use the Word of God to move past it. Christin’s book is What Women Should Know About Facing Fear.

Christin knows firsthand how it feels to be paralyzed by fear. As a child, she wrestled with fears over things as simple as ordering a pizza or calling a store to speak with a sales person. She found the strength to overcome her anxiety by focusing on her identity in Christ. One of the passages she points to is Psalm 91, where the psalmist describes being hidden in the shadow of God’s wing. When you’re living in fear, run to God.

Christin also points out the importance of “preaching to yourself” using the Word of God. It is possible to get victory over your fear by choosing to focus on Who God is and His constant presence in your life. As Christin testifies, “Fear always tells us something, but it doesn’t always tell us the truth…There is hope. There is freedom. I’ve seen it. I’ve experienced it.”

Key Scriptures: Psalm 34:4-5; Psalm 91; Hebrews 13:5

Theme Song: Whom Shall I Fear? (God of Angel Armies) by Chris Tomlin 

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Facing your fears

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