Faith Over Fear
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Episode 40: The Courage to Believe

February 09, 2021
00:00 16:10
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We’ve all, at some point in our lives, reached a place of crisis. A place where we felt alone and maybe frightened God wasn’t going to help. These moments can be deeply frightening, but also deepen our faith.

In this episode, Tara Rye and Jodie Bailey discuss some devastating news Tara received regarding her mother in light of Jesus’ encounter with Mary and Martha after their brother’s death.

Find Jodie Bailey at:
https://www.jodiebailey.com/
https://www.facebook.com/writerjodiebailey
https://www.instagram.com/authorjodiebailey/

Find Tara Rye at:
https://audioscripture.org
https://www.cultivatinghearts.org
https://www.facebook.com/tara.rye

Find Wholly Loved, at:
https://www.WhollyLoved.com

Group Discussion Questions:
1. Consider a time when you felt like you were in the middle of a crisis. What all were you feeling during that time?
2. What were your feelings or doubts related to God?
3. How did you respond?
4. How did God respond or seem to respond?
5. What, if anything, did you learn regarding God’s character?
6. Looking back over your faith journey, what has most deepened your faith?
7. If you currently are in a place where you’re struggling to believe in God or His care for you, what makes belief most challenging?
8. If you are experiencing challenges to your belief, what are some ways you can bring those doubts, hurts, and fears to God directly?
9. Mary and Martha had to wait for Jesus to show up, and when He did, it appeared as if He arrived too late. What are you waiting on God for now?
10. How does the timing of Jesus’ arrival and the miracle He later performed speak to your fear, hurts, and doubts?

Episode Image Credit: Getty/hanabeni

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Jennifer Slattery, founder of Wholly Loved Ministries, is a multi-published author, national speaker, and speaking coach passionate about helping God's children reach their full potential and live fully surrendered to Christ. She’s also one of the hosts of the Your Daily Bible Verse podcast. Find her online at https://www.JenniferSlatteryLivesOutLoud.com
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Carol Ogle McCracken is a fun-loving wedding planner, speaker, Bible teacher, and author who brings to Scripture to inspire a personal, vibrant relationship with Him. Her authentic challenges faced while journeying through alcoholism, raising a child with special needs, and divorce, equip her to teach, entertain and encourage you. Carol currently serves as the Minister of Discipleship at her home church and is a Christian communicator in many different forums, large and small, and especially enjoys teaching at women’s retreats. Her book Wisdom, Where to Find It if You've Lost, Forgotten, or Never Had It was released in November 2020.
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