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Faith Over Fear

with Jennifer Slattery, Jodie Bailey and Shellie Arnold

The Courage to Face Tragedy with Honesty and Faith – Ep. 34

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When life hits hard and we experience deep loss, we may be tempted to suppress or misdirect our emotions. When we do that, we can easily end up stuck. We might even lash out and run from the One who wants to hold it through us. In discussing her “Job-like” experiences, Jodie Bailey shares how God helped her process some heavy grief.

Cry of the Soul by Dr. Dan Allender and Tremper Longman

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Group Discussion Questions:

1. Do intense emotions, in yourself or expressed by others, make you uncomfortable, and if so, why?
2. What might it mean to grieve with Jesus?
3. When have you endured what felt like a “Job-like” experience?
4. During your time of grief, how did you respond?
5. Why do you think people are often afraid of anger?
6. When is our anger misplaced?
7. When is anger placed accurately?
8. In what ways or times might God share our anger?
9. In what ways does anger draw out our deepest doubts?
10. Why is it important to process our hurts and pain?

Episode Image Credit: Getty/Malte Mueller
December 29, 2020
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Jennifer Slattery is an author, speaker, and ministry leader passionate about helping God's children reach their full potential and live fully surrendered to Christ. Find her online at
Jodie Bailey is a Carolina girl who believes in the transformational power of the story when God is allowed to hold the pen. As an Army wife, she developed a love for serving and speaking to other Army spouses as a Protestant Women of the Chapel study leader, a Family Readiness Group leader, and an Army Family Team Building instructor. She began her writing career by creating content for PWOC’s international e100 women’s study and contributing to military family devotions and blogs. She is also a multi-published inspirational fiction author. Jodie lives in North Carolina with her husband, her daughter, and two dogs. You can stop by and say hi at
As a writer and speaker, Shellie Arnold has published articles, written weekly devotional curriculum, taught at writers’ conferences, spoken at homeschooling events, and conducted classes, seminars, and retreats for various church groups. A home school mom of over twenty years, she knows the unique challenges stay-at-home moms face. As a sexual abuse survivor, she understands the long-term effects trauma can have, even for believers. She has three published novels: The Spindle Chair, Sticks and Stones, and Abide With Me, all of which depict the “perfect storms” in marriage - what happens when our weaknesses hit head-on, and we’re both left wondering if anything can be salvaged. Visit her at
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