Faith Over Fear

Jennifer Slattery, Faith Over Fear Author and Speaker

Life is too short and God has too much for us to do for any of us to live enslaved. Jesus promised His followers would experience filled to overflowing life, a life characterized by joy, peace, and spiritual and emotional vitality. And yet, we daily make decisions based on fear, not faith. In Faith Over Fear, author and speaker Jennifer Slattery helps us see different areas of life where fear has a foothold, and how our identity as children of God can help us move from fear to faithful, bold living.

This podcast covers topics like:

⭐️ How to Overcome Fear
⭐️ Biblical Strategies for Overcoming Fear and Anxiety
⭐️ Powerful Steps to Fight Anxiety
⭐️ Finding God Faithful in Hard Seasons
⭐️ Courage to Wait on God

Jesus has more planned for us than we could imagine and He’s fully committed to perfecting that which concerns us. Fear holds us back, but His perfect love has the power to cast out all fear!

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Episodes

Unpacking the Emotional Baggage That Weakens Relationships
Yesterday
Unpacking the Emotional Baggage That Weakens Relationships
We all have emotional baggage clogging the suitcases in our souls. Unprocessed pain from childhood and past relationships distorts our perceptions, weakens our trust, and often leads to out-of-proportion reactions. In this episode, relationship coach Dana Che Williams joins Jennifer Slattery to discuss common signs of emotional baggage and ways we can begin to unpack those things that aren't serving us or our relationships.  (Scroll down for discussion/reflective questions.) Resources mentioned:  The Best of You by Dr. Allison Cook  (Here Jennifer's discussion with Allison here.) Relationship Connection Quiz (on Dana's Website) Find Dana Che Williams at: Her website Instagram Facebook YouTube Rebuilding Us Podcast Find Jennifer Slattery at: On her website Instagram Facebook Amazon Subscribe to her free newsletter Join the private Faith Over Fear Facebook Group  Discussion/reflective questions: What resonated with you most in this episode?What relational patterns have you noticed in your life?What relational patterns have you noticed in your family of origin?How challenging do you find it to trust others?When do you most tend to react strongly? Do you notice a pattern that might point to unprocessed pain?When navigating relational challenges might it be helpful to get help from someone with relationship training?Why is it important to seek God's wisdom and perspective regarding our behavior and relationships?What is one step God might want you to take, having listened to this episode?     Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Experiencing God's Faithfulness - No Matter What
16-04-2024
Experiencing God's Faithfulness - No Matter What
It's often easiest to recognize God's faithfulness when life seems to go well or He answers our prayers as we hope. But what about when we endure challenging or frightening seasons? Is He still faithful then? And how can our recognition of His faithfulness quiet our fears and strengthen our faith when we feel anxious or afraid? In this episode, author and speaker Erin H. Warren shares how she's experienced God's faithfulness amidst life's difficulties. (Scroll down for discussion/reflective questions) Resources referenced: Everyday Prayers for FaithFinding Confidence in God No Matter What by Erin H. Warren Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity by Dr. Sandra Dalton-Smith Biblical reference (the Israelites at the Red Sea): Exodus 14 How to have a relationship with God Find Erin H. Warren at: Her Website Instagram Facebook Amazon Find Jennifer Slattery: On her website Instagram Facebook Amazon Subscribe to her free newsletter Join the private Faith Over Fear Facebook Group  Discussion/reflective questions: What most resonated with you in this episode?What is the most recent "no matter what" situations you've experienced?How, if at all, did that time affect your view of God's faithfulness?Why is it important to learn and know God's promises recorded in Scripture?Consider a time when you felt disillusioned in your faith. How, if at all, did your understanding (or lack) of God's faithfulness affect your emotions?What are some of God's promises in which you find the most comfort?What is one action step God might be asking you to take having listened to this episode? Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Courageously Pursuing Our God-Given Calling
08-04-2024
Courageously Pursuing Our God-Given Calling
Most often, it’s not the challenges we face external that most hold us back from living out our call. It’s the battle that rages in that has the greatest capacity to derail and defeat us. Our fears, if left unchecked, hinder us from becoming all God created us to be and living the life He died to give us. We all have a God-honoring, life-changing call, one we are uniquely created to fulfill. God will give us all we need to do all He asks and assigns. The question is, will we humbly and courageously accept that assignment? Will we courageously surrender to His plans? Find Jennifer Slattery: On her website Instagram Facebook Amazon Subscribe to her free newsletter Join the private Faith Over Fear Facebook Group  Resources mentioned:Courage and Calling by Gordon T. SmithUnshakeable Unbreakable Joy, a Bible study by Wholly Loved MinistriesDiscussion/Reflective Questions:1. Have you considered how God might want to use you, in your current season?2. What is a unique passion you hold that God might want to use to bring light and life to our world?3. What are some fears that tend to hold you back from trying new things or stepping out in faith?4. Is there an area that God might be calling you to surrender in order to make you freer to serve Him?5. Consider your current fears. How many of them stem from focusing on your limitations rather than God’s power and provision?6. Consider your fears in light of the parable Jennifer shared and the “lazy” servant’s perspective—Have you, perhaps unknowingly, assigned false character traits to God? Are you behaving as if He’s distant, uninvolved, or perhaps not powerful enough to save?7. What is one “next right step” God is calling you to take? Inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us. Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Spiritual Practices to Experience Decreased Anxiety and Increased Peace
26-03-2024
Spiritual Practices to Experience Decreased Anxiety and Increased Peace
While one can experience anxiety from numerous causes, not all of them spiritual, there are spiritual practices we can engage in to experience increased peace. In this episode, author and pastor Alan Fadling shares how he once felt mastered by his anxiety but learned, with God's help, how to take steps toward increased and progress freedom.  (Scroll down for discussion/reflective questions.) Resource mentioned: A Non-Anxious Life: Experiencing the Peace of God's Presence Connect with Alan Fadling at: the Unhurried Living Website Amazon His Ministry's Instagram Page His Instagram Page His Ministry's Facebook Page Find Jennifer Slattery: On her website Instagram Facebook Amazon Subscribe to her free newsletter Join the private Faith Over Fear Facebook Group  Discussion/Reflective Questions: What resonated with you most in this episode?When have you felt mastered by anxiety?What were your thoughts when Alan said the point of practicing spiritual disciplines wasn't necessarily to experience decreased anxiety?What is or has been your experience with spiritual disciplines?What are some ways you intentionally notice what you're feeling?What are some ways you invite God's perspective on your emotions?When have you experienced an experience similar to Alan's in the airport, when he felt his thinking brain going off line?What is one action step God might be asking you to take having listened to this episode?     Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Living a Courageously Unexplainable Life
12-03-2024
Living a Courageously Unexplainable Life
How often has anxiety or fear kept you from accepting a wonderful opportunity? Have you ever looked back on a situation with regret, wishing you'd responded with more courage? As Bible study writer Erica Wiggenhorn assures us in this episode, the good news is that that, by the power of the Holy Spirit, we can all live courageously unexplainable, and deeply fulfilling, lives. (Scroll down for discussion/reflective questions.) Resource mentioned: An Unexplainable Life: Recovering the Wonder & Devotion of the Early Church Connect with Erica Wiggenhorn on: Her website Instagram Facebook Connect with Jennifer Slattery on: On her website Instagram Facebook Amazon Subscribe to her free newsletter Join the private Faith Over Fear Facebook Group  Discussion/Reflective Questions: What resonated with you most in this episode?How much had you thought about the Holy Spirit's involvement in your life prior to this episode?When has fear hindered you from accepting an opportunity? When have you responded to an opportunity with faith, and what was the result?How might focusing on obediently stepping where God asks you to today help increase your peace as you wait for His guidance tomorrow?Who is one person with whom you can build a prayer-accountability relationship?What is one action step God might be asking you to take having listened to this episode?       Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Trusting God When Life Doesn't Go as Planned
05-03-2024
Trusting God When Life Doesn't Go as Planned
Have you ever said to yourself, "My life wasn't supposed to turn out like this"? Have you ever felt similar regarding a relationship or a career? What do we do when it feels as if our circumstances have shattered our dreams and we're not sure what lies ahead? How can we hold tight to faith when our fears tell us that our God's abandoned us on a never-ending painful road? In this episode, Carol McCracken talks with Sarah Frazer, author of "I Didn't Sign up for This" about a time when that was precisely how she felt, and how God met her in that painful place. (Scroll down for discussion/reflective questions.) Find Sarah Frazer at/on: Her website Facebook Instagram YouTube Find Carol McCracken at/on: On her website  On Facebook On Instagram Join the private Faith Over Fear Facebook Group  Discussion/reflective questions: What resonated with you most in this episode?Have you ever expected blessings or life to feel easy because of your past obedience?When you go through challenging seasons, what do you most often tend to fear?When has God used a difficult season to deepen your understanding of His heart or character?When has God used a difficult season to deepen your faith?What Scripture(s) do you reflect upon in times of discouragement or fear?What is one action step God might be asking you to take having listened to this episode?  Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Experiencing Resurrection Power Over Fear (Part 1)
20-02-2024
Experiencing Resurrection Power Over Fear (Part 1)
When hardship hits or we find ourselves facing challenging circumstances, we might feel as if we're ill-prepared for whatever lies ahead. Those struggling with depression or anxiety might worry they'll never experience increased joy and peace. But God doesn't want us to live as if we're defeated because, through Christ, we've been given resurrection power.  (Scroll down for discussion/reflective questions.) Resource mentioned: Our Father: A Study of the Lord's Prayer (A 6-Week Bible Study) Find Becky Harling at: her website Instagram Facebook Find Jennifer Slattery: On her website Instagram Facebook Amazon Subscribe to her free newsletter Join the private Faith Over Fear Facebook Group  Discussion/reflective questions: What resonated with you most in this episode?How might you describe living in resurrection power?What most hinders you from living more consistently in that power?How might recognizing the power you have in Christ help decrease your anxiety and increase your confidence when facing challenges.What might it look like to "let the devil set the agenda" in a particular situation?How might recognizing and reflecting upon the perfect plans of God, and His power to bring them to pass, increase your peace when you feel under attack? When has your will overshadowed or confused God's will in your life, and what was the result?What is one action step God might want you to take having listened to this episode? Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Modern Idols and Anxiety
06-02-2024
Modern Idols and Anxiety
We all have false securities, modern idols, we turn to when life seems uncertain and we feel anxious and afraid. But while these idols might bring comfort in the moment, they only increase our anxiety and fear because because they hinder our ability to rely fully upon the only One, God, with the power to provide, protect, and care for us. (Scroll down for discussion/reflective questions.) Find Stephanie Rousselle: On her website Instagram Facebook Find Jennifer Slattery: On her website Instagram Facebook Amazon Subscribe to her free newsletter Find Wholly Loved: On their website Join the private Faith Over Fear Facebook Group  Join the Private Wholly Loved Community Facebook Group Discussion/Reflective Questions: What resonated with you most in this episode?As you were listening, did any false securities (idols) come to mind?Who or what do you tend to turn to during waiting seasons?What truths regarding God's power, character, and promises can provide a more secure foundation than those false securities and false "saviors"?How can reflecting upon His heart for you help you find the courage to relinquish your false securities?What thoughts or concerns came to mind when Stephanie discussed staying in the wilderness where one feel comfortable verses stepping into the Promised Land, where they feared giants lurked?What is one action step God might be asking you to take having listened to this episode? Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Hope for Those With Depression
30-01-2024
Hope for Those With Depression
If you experience depression, your world might, at times, feel so dark, it seems no amount of light, love, or logic can break through. And if you've ever heard bad advice, or misquoted Scripture from non-understanding friends, you might also be carrying a heavy burden of shame. But depression isn't sin, laziness, nor something one can simply pray away or "positive think" their way out of. That doesn't mean, however, that the depressed individual is without hope. God wants to bring each of us to a place of increased joy, peace, and freedom. In this episode, Wholly Loved's Teresa Baumbach and Kelly Campbell discuss what depression has looked like for them and the steps God led each of them to take in their recovery journey. Find Wholly Loved (and Teresa and Kelly): On their website Join the private Faith Over Fear Facebook Group  Join the Private Wholly Loved Community Facebook Group (Scroll down for discussion/reflective questions) What resonated with you most in this episode?Do you or someone you love suffer from depression? If so, how can you get help and/or provide support?What are your lifelines or anchors you can hold tight to when you are struggling?When you are feeling down, what are some verses from scripture that bring you comfort?Do you have people in your life that you trust and with whom you can share your struggles? If not, what are some other alternatives for you (i.e. pastoral counselor, professional counselor, support group?)Depression, anxiety, and suicide are at an all-time high in our society. How might we share our story of what Jesus has done for us in our lives to offer hope to a hurting world?What is one action step God might be asking you to take having listened to this episode? Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
How God Led Musician Mack Brock To Success Through Courageous Risk
22-01-2024
How God Led Musician Mack Brock To Success Through Courageous Risk
How might you respond if you sensed God asking you to leave a successful and fulfilling career or role to embrace something new, not knowing what that might look like or where He might take you? If you would find yourself wrestling with fear of failure, my conversation with singer/song writer Mack Brock will resonate with you.  (Scroll down for discussion/reflective questions) Find Mack Brock: On his website Spotify Apple Music YouTube Instagram Facebook Find Jennifer Slattery: On her website Instagram Facebook Amazon Subscribe to her free newsletter Find Wholly Loved: On their website Join the private Faith Over Fear Facebook Group  Join the Private Wholly Loved Community Facebook Group Discussion/Reflective Questions: What resonated with you most in this episode?When have you sensed God calling you to leave something fulfilling or in which you experienced success? What made that challenging?When you feel fear of failure rising up, what other fears are tied up in that? (Ex: fear of financial loss, fear of losing someone's respect, etc.)How can developing a more secure identity in Christ help decrease one's fear of failure?How can deepening our sense of security in Christ, rather than our careers or skills, decrease one's fear of failure?In this episode, Mack talked about how God led him to unexpected blessings through simple steps of obedience. When has God done something similar in your life?What is one action step God might be asking you to take having listened to this episode? Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
When We Feel We Don't Belong
16-01-2024
When We Feel We Don't Belong
We all have a God-given need to belong. To experience connection and acceptance. To know that we are fully known–at our worst and best–and fully loved. And while this is true for each of us, past wounds and present inner lies can make it hard to fully believe and grasp Christ's unconditional, perfect, all-encompassing and never-ending love. In this episode, Stephanie Rousselle, host of the Gospel Spice podcast, shares how childhood experiences created a fear of not belonging and a distrust toward God. Combined, this made her feel alone and as if she needed to be her own savior. But God patiently, lovingly and gently pursued her and began a deep healing work.  (Scroll down for discussion/reflective questions.) Find Stephanie Rousselle: On her website Instagram Facebook Find Jennifer Slattery: On her website Instagram Facebook Amazon Subscribe to her free newsletter Join the private Faith Over Fear Facebook Group  Discussion/Reflective Questions: What resonated with you most in this episode?How often or consistently do you feel as if you belong?When do you most struggle to feel like you belong?How has or might wounds you experienced in the past impact your ability for fully receive God's love and the resultant sense of belonging?How has or does a fear of not belonging impact how you relate to others?In this episode, Stephanie talked about how she asks God to help her trust Him and grow in faith. How often do you or have you done this?How might seeking God's help in growing our faith or trust increase your healing?What is one action step God might be asking you to take having listened to this episode? Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Is God Still Good When Life Hurts? How to Speak Truth Over Our Fears with Susie Larson
09-01-2024
Is God Still Good When Life Hurts? How to Speak Truth Over Our Fears with Susie Larson
We've probably all has seasons that left us fighting to catch our breath–and hold tight to our hope. During those painful periods, we might begin to doubt the heart, power, and goodness of God. In this episode, Susie Larson, childhood trauma survivor, chronic Lyme fighter, and biblically anchored writer answers the question she herself wrestled with: Is God still good when life hurts? (Scroll down for discussion/reflective questions) Resource references: Waking Up to the Goodness of God: 40 Days Toward Healing and Wholeness Find Susie Larson: On her website Instagram Facebook Amazon Find Jennifer Slattery: On her website Instagram Facebook Amazon Subscribe to her free newsletter Find Wholly Loved: On their website Join the private Faith Over Fear Facebook Group  Join the Private Wholly Loved Community Facebook Group Discussion/reflective questions: What resonated with you most in this episode?What lie does the devil most often use to discourage or intimidate you?What truth or truths do, or can, you reflect upon and recite when you feel under attack?In this episode, Susie discussed challenging our insecurities. What might this look like for you?Susie also talked about how the words we speak physically alter our brain. How can you utilize this information to bolster your faith and decrease your fear?Why is it important to contend for God's promises? What is one action step God might be asking you to take, having listened to this episode? Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Best of: Segments From Our Most Popular Fear-Quieting Episodes
02-01-2024
Best of: Segments From Our Most Popular Fear-Quieting Episodes
We have had an amazing year with powerful fear-calming insights from wise and experienced guests. In this episode, we share power clips from five of our most popular episodes: In "Finding God Faithful in Hard seasons" with Kelly Minter, we discussed the call to break patterns of generational dysfunction. Next, we heard from singer and songwriter Colton Dixon on viewing disappointments as divine set-ups, taken from the episode titled "Fighting Fear by Holding onto God's Light". Next, Bonnie Gray, host of the Breathe: Stress Less podcast provided insight on how to recognize and change our automatic response to stress. That episode was titled, "Break the Grip of Anxiety and Worry: What You Can Do to Step Stress". We then heard Pastor John Meader share about a time when he felt angry and bitter toward God, and how God brought him to a place of trust. That clip came from the episode titled "God's Not Done With you".  Last, we heard from one of the most prolific and powerful writers in our time, Max Lucado, on the story of Jacob, known as the deceiver, and how Max relates to this Old Testament biblical character. That episode was titled God Won't Give Up on You". We hope these clips encourage you as you launch into 2024 with godly confidence and hope-filled anticipation.  (Scroll down for discussion questions/reflective questions.) Find Jennifer Slattery: On her website Instagram Facebook Amazon Subscribe to her free newsletter Find Wholly Loved: On their website Join the private Faith Over Fear Facebook Group  Join the Private Wholly Loved Community Facebook Group Discussion/Reflective Questions: What resonated with you most in Kelly Minter's discussion regarding patterns of dysfunction?How has God changed some of your learned unhealthy patterns and/or attitudes?Why is it important to recognize and acknowledge unhealthy patterns learned from our family of origin. How can we recognize these patterns through a lens of grace?Why it it important to take ownership for our learned behavior?How might God be calling you to increased health?What resonated with you most in Colton Dixon's discussion regarding "flipping the switch" in how we view setbacks? What is one setback or disappointment you can reframe through the lens of God's love, power, and grace? And what does that reframe look like?What resonated with you most in Max Lucado's discussion of Jacob, the "weasel"? What is one truth you can hold tight to and reflect upon in the year ahead?  Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Courageously Transitioning into New Roles
19-12-2023
Courageously Transitioning into New Roles
When we land in new roles or take on new opportunities, it's normal to feel insecure and ill-prepared. Focusing upon our limitations can cause fear of failure to rise paralyze us. But in those moments, and every moment thereafter, our faithful and all-powerful God invites us to trust in Him to provide all we need to do all He's asked.  (Scroll down for discussion/reflective questions.) Find Jennifer Slattery: On her website Instagram Facebook Amazon Subscribe to her free newsletter Find Wholly Loved: On their website Join the private Faith Over Fear Facebook Group  Join the Private Wholly Loved Community Facebook Group Discussion/Reflective Questions: What resonated with you most in this episode?When a new opportunity arises, what are some ways you discern whether or not that opportunity is God-given?How might maintaining a practice of worship help increase one's sensitivity to God's voice or "nudges" of His will?How do you tend to respond when you find yourself in a new and potentially challenging situations?What fears most often arise when you embrace new and difficult assignments or take on unfamiliar roles?Consider a past assignment you took on. In what ways did God provide what you need for that role?Consider the example of Moses Jennifer and Teresa discussed. How do you feel knowing Moses began afraid and ended well? What is one action step God might be asking you to take having listened to this episode? Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.