Faith Over Fear
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Trusting God When Life Doesn't Go as Planned

March 05, 2024
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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.

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Discussion/reflective questions:

  1. What resonated with you most in this episode?
  2. Have you ever expected blessings or life to feel easy because of your past obedience?
  3. When you go through challenging seasons, what do you most often tend to fear?
  4. When has God used a difficult season to deepen your understanding of His heart or character?
  5. When has God used a difficult season to deepen your faith?
  6. What Scripture(s) do you reflect upon in times of discouragement or fear?
  7. What is one action step God might be asking you to take having listened to this episode? 

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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 is a host on Your Daily Bible Verse and Faith Over Fear. Find her online at
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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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