Fight Your Fears: Trusting God's Character and Promises When You Are Afraid

Fight Your Fears: Trusting God's Character and Promises When You Are Afraid

by Kristen Wetherell

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What are you afraid of?

You could probably fill this page with a list of your fears. Fears about the future; fears about your health, job, and family; fears about inadequacy and failure (and maybe success); fears about how much fear itself seems to affect your decisions, plans, and growth in this life.

You might even fear what God thinks about your fears. After all, in his Word God commands us not to be afraid hundreds of times. But how is this possible? We're troubled by evil, we're slammed with bad news, and we can't know what tomorrow will bring. How can we learn to trust God and not be afraid?

Kristen Wetherell is in the fight with you. She is a fearful fellow traveler on the road of the Christian life, making strides alongside you in this battle. In Fight Your Fears she carefully searches 10 of God's great and precious promises, equipping you with the practical tools to overcome the fears and anxious thoughts that are robbing you of your joy. Each chapter ends with Scripture exercises, a memory verse, questions to ponder, and a prayer.

Discover truths that will bring peace to your soul as you learn to fear God and nothing else.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493422678
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/18/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 393,943
File size: 28 MB
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About the Author

Kristen Wetherell is a wife, mother, and writer. She's the coauthor of the award-winning book Hope When It Hurts: Biblical Reflections to Help You Grasp God's Purpose in Your Suffering. Kristen lives in Chicagoland with her husband, Brad, and their daughter.
Kristen Wetherell is a writer, a Bible teacher, and the content manager of Unlocking the Bible. She is the author, along with Sarah Walton, of Hope When It Hurts: Biblical Reflections to Help You Grasp God's Purpose in Your Suffering. She has contributed to the Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, and Revive Our Hearts. She and her husband, Brad, live with their daughter in the Chicago suburbs. Follow Kristen at

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Fight Your Fears: Trusting God's Character and Promises When You Are Afraid 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Darla Kersh 3 days ago
I thought buying an e-book was a full book I am extremely disappointed to of only bought 23 pages of a book. Never but never buy another thing from you again. Misleading so so sad. As far as the book goes would be extremely helpful for me to be able to read the whole book. Will find another more honest and easier way to obtain a copy. Very unhappy barns and (not so) noble.
Marissa Henley 7 days ago
This book has helped me be more honest with myself and with the Lord about my fears, bring them out into the open, and deal with them biblically. Kristen's honest, relatable writing helps me feel understood in my struggles with fear. But she doesn't leave us in our struggles - she offers grace-filled, Scripture-saturated suggestions to move forward in fearing the Lord rather than, as she says, fearing "anything and everything he has made." If you are ready to deal honestly with your fears, this book will be a blessing to you!
Anonymous 7 days ago
There are many wonderful books about facing fear out there, especially for Christians. Most of the ones I’ve read share experiences, tips, and practical “how-to” information about dealing with fears. Some also look at how devastating fear can be and why it’s good to face it. Fight Your Fears is different. This unique book looks at the “big picture” of fear, then holds common kinds of fear in light of that greater perspective. Wetherell begins by addressing what it means to fear God. That’s not a topic I typically find encouraging, but, oh my word, was it. From there, each chapter addresses a different type of fear according to what is true of God. Some “types of fears” include fear of man, fear of failure, and fear God won’t provide. These quotes give a taste of the encouraging conviction found in Fight Your Fears: • When we no longer fear God as we ought, the result is that we fear lesser things too much. • Doubt allows fear to grow in its unruly power, but faith chooses to overwhelm it with truth. • Fear comes when we envision tomorrow’s circumstances apart from tomorrow’s grace. • We’re so often concerned about what people think of us, when we should be concerned about what Jesus knows of us. • God knows our whole story and loves and accepts us in His Son even when man doesn’t, and that fact comforts us. • Trust in God doesn’t necessarily mean our fears vanish but that we know where to go with them. Reading Fight Your Fears revitalized and enriched my perspective of the refuge we run to in Christ and of the Spirit He has given us. I highly recommend this one!
qietspirit1 8 days ago
Book Review: Fight Your Fears Trusting God’s Character and Promises When You Are Afraid. By- Kristen Wetherell Kristen Wetherell explores fears and the anxiety that accompanies them. In ten chapters, she guides her readers through several instances of the fears that can beset even the most devout Christian believer. She shows us that we can overcome our negative fears by learning to trust God more. She examines each type of fear we can encounter like a jeweler inspects a diamond. At the end of each chapter, Ms. Wetherell gives the reader ways to put into practice what he or she has learned. She calls these pages “Learning To Trust” Each page has scripture to memorize, a couple of questions to think about, ways to prepare for new growth in the LORD, and a prayer. Ms. Wetherell has included scriptures throughout each chapter and has thoroughly researched this topic of fear. In the appendices, she includes a list of recommended books the reader may want to use to continue study on certain topics touched on in this volume and some scripture memorization cards of the passages she used as foci in each chapter. The topics include the attributes of God, holiness, the Bible, and fear. I would recommend this book to those seek to break free from fear and worry. This would be an excellent addition to the library of one who has a counseling ministry. I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers. All they asked of me was that I give a good review.
AFerri 8 days ago
This is a book everybody needs to read. Everybody has something they fear and anxiety about something going on in their life. This book teaches you to trust in God's promises with scriptures, a memory verse and a prayer at the end of each chapter. The author makes it very clear at the beginning, that this book will not take away your fears and anxiety, but with God's help each day can be better, if you turn it over to God . This is a book I will read more than once. Thank you Kristen Wetherell for writing this book and being so open and honest about your life. Thank you Bethany House via NetGalley for the ARC copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.
lelesurfer 8 days ago
"We will continue to struggle with fear in this life" Speaker and writer Kristen Wetherell presents the topic of not only dealing with fears, but fighting them in her book: "Fight Your Fears. Trusting God's Character and Promises When You Are Afraid", published by Bethany House Publishers. The book is divided into three sections: !) The problem of fear, 2) God who is worthy to be feared, and 3) God's precious and great promises. Every chapter starts with a quote from the Bible but Wetherell but even more, she uses the Bible to support her whole development of the topic. Examples from her own life and stories of others add to the discussion. In every chapter Wetherell answers two questions: "How is this promise fulfilled in Jesus?" and "With the help of Christ, how can I learn to trust this promise?"At the end of each chapter Wetherell wants the readers to get practical in the segment "Learning to Trust". She has adapted four concepts from the Puritan preacher John Flavel: 1) Ponder, 2) Preserve, 3) Prepare, and 4) Pray. This segment contains reflection questions, Bible references, and a prayer. Wetherell touches a topic with her book that is a reality for everybody. She admits in the introduction that she is a fearful person. Her goal is not to turn readers into fearless people. Instead she states that knowing Jesus is the primary aim for Christians. I appreciate her openness and highly recommend her book to everybody who wants to reflect about and deal with their own fears. The two appendices "Recommended Books" (to grow in fighting fear) and "Scripture Memory Cards" with key verses from the book, as well as the notes at the end of the book can be a help for research and further study on this journey. The book also makes a nice present for others who want to deal with their fears. The complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher through Apricot Services and NetGalley free of charge. I was under no obligation to offer a positive review. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. #FightYourFears # ApricotServices #NetGalley
Anonymous 15 days ago
There is not a person alive who doesn’t face fears in life. We are all afraid of something. I love how Kristen not only acknowledges what some of those fears are, but also acknowledges that they may never fully go away this side of eternity. That’s why the book is called Fight Your Fears. We don’t run from them. We don’t pretend they aren’t there. We don’t expect them to disappear. We fight them. She addresses who God is in light of ten different and very common fears, and how going back to the knowledge, understanding, and very words of God can help you combat those fears. Every page is saturated with the Gospel and how coming back to the cross daily, moment by moment, will give you what you need to face each and every fear and combat it. I also love how she states and re-states that our ultimate goal isn’t even fighting our fears, but rather fighting to know and fear Jesus. In her words, “To fear God means we desire him above all else. It means we follow him eagerly, out of love. It means we serve him, and him only, with all of our strength, trusting his character and purposes and obeying his words. It means we worship him with the reverence and awe his glory deserves.” This should be the fear we are most concerned with. “We fight our fears with an even greater fear, the fear of the Lord.” If you struggle with fear: fears of the unknown, fears that you won’t measure up, anxiety about life, fears you won’t have enough, fears of failure, fears of other people, fears of death, then this book is for you. And if we’re being honest, I think that means this book is for everyone.