Fear can be crippling


Does it seem like you’re always feeling afraid nowadays? Let’s find out how to handle that fear in today’s #PointsToPonder.


Hello, I’m Jo Heather Dodson, Your Christian Coach, helping you discover what God has next for your life!


Fear can clutch at you and make you feel like you can’t move or think or breathe. I’ve talked before about the fact that God has not given us a spirit of fear, which means you can rest assured that the fear you are feeling is NOT from God.

OK, you may say, if that’s true, now what? Let’s look at Isaiah 41:10 for clues. It says: “Fear not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you; yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.”


What does God say about fear? 

  • We are not supposed to live in fear because God is with us! You can’t get a better protector and defender than God!
  • When I start to feel fear rise up within me, I remind myself that God is greater than that emotion.
  • I put my trust in Him. I stand on victory ground because of Jesus and His righteousness. That victory ground is my safe place, and there isn’t room for fear to claw it’s way up that hill!


Want to hear more about how to overcome fear?

  • If you want to learn more about how to overcome fear, check out the podcast I cohost called Love & Encouragement To Live By. You can download our “Do Not Fear” episode as an  audio file and listen to it as you’re out and about. Or you can watch our video by visiting LoveAndEncouragement.com.

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Jo Heather Dodson

Jo Heather Dodson

is a coach for Christian leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals who are ready for “What’s next?” in work and life.  She brings a wealth of experience to the coaching conversation.  Schedule your no-cost call to find out more today!