Faith Over Fear

Faith over Fear

Pastor C’s series FAITH over FEAR message allowed me to reflect back to a point in my life when I lived in fear. I would clothe myelf in fear and satuare my mind with fearful thoughts. I would act out of fear BUT would consider myself fearless! Fear had my entire life in a choke hold.

I remember an encounter that Jesus had with his Disciples in Mark 4:40, that allowed me to see that, my “FAITH” was not “FAITH-ING,” but it was FAKING! Jesus said to His diciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

My fearful spirit spilled over into my children. My children would create fearful moments for themselves by confessing things that were contrary to the Word of God.  In turn, I would label them as hypochondrias.

Jesus thank You for allowing me to level up in You!

See… I knew how to recite scriptures and would often quote 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given me the spirit of fear, but of POWER and of LOVE and a SOUND mind.” I further convinced myself that I was free from fear by continuing to quote God’s Word! Psalm 27:1 says, “The Lord is my LIGHT and SALVATION; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the STRONGHOLD of my LIFE; whom shall I be afraid?”

In my spirit, I knew that fear was ever present, BUT I convinced myself that spekaing God’s word and proclaiming His truth, would allow me to walk wholeheartly in Him. I believed that I could continue to live life in my comfort zone which I knew as fear. I would speak Proverbs 19:21, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue; they that love it shall eat the fruit of it.”
But my heart was filled with fear.

Fear of the known, fear of the unknown, fear of self-sabotage, fear of forgiving, fear of owning my unfruitful behavior!!!


Minute after minute…hour after hour…day after day…week after week…month after month…and year after year…fear consumed my life.



One day, God ministred to me and said, “Faith and Fear CANNOT reside in the same vessel.” God showed me through scripture that to fear HIM was the begininng of wisdom (Proverbs 1:7) and to fear Him means to R.E.S.P.E.C.T and R.E.V.E.R.A.N.C.E Him.

In that moment, I understood that hiding God’s Word in my heart was the only option for me. My acceptance of God’s Word came with peace, wisdom, guidance and instructions. When storms arise, the peace of God that surpasses human understanding presents itself.

When I cannot see a way out, instead of creating scenerios in my head, I seek God’s wisdom and lean on God for understanding. I practice daily on submitting my ways to God so I can receive God’s guidance. I read my bible, pray and receive His instructions on what to do with my life. It’s not always easy to do!

BUT it’s necessary.


Fear no longer rules my life. I make daily commitments to live a God fearing life. God showed me that forgiveness needed to happen. Yes, I had to forgive those that I thought did not deserve to be forgiven.


God showed me that I was one of those people that did not deserve forgiveness and that I needed to forgive myself too.


I had to allow trust in God to penetrate my heart by letting go of fear and receive God wholeheartedly by faith. Putting total trust in God allowed me to see that anxiety and fear was no longer apart of my DNA and that I had the ability (by faith) to cast them out (Accrding to 1 Peter 5:7).

When I have anxious thoughts or come in contact with fearful moments, I take hold of God’s Word.

I stand BOLDLY in my FAITH on TODAY and I proclaim that GOD is BIGGER than fear! My FAITH in GOD defeats fear and that FEAR holds no weight in my life or in God’s Kingdom!


I proclaim FAITH over FEAR concerning my life and over every life that is connected to mine!! I stand on the Word of God! I receive this word as one of my life scriptures, Isaiah 41:10 states, “FEAR not, I AM with YOU, be not DISMAYED, for I AM your GOD; I will STRENGTHEN you, I will HELP you, I will UPHOLD you with MY righteous hand.”



Yalonda - January 20th, 2024 at 5:49am

THIS ONE HERE‼️ Sooooo blessed by it! I’ve had hours to sit with it, and I’m still amazed! Thank you Jennifer for allowing God to use you! Yawl when she said Her Faith wasn’t Faith-ing, it was Faking, I almost tossed this phone! Had me replaying my life to showcase where I fell short in that area and get my head back in the game! I’m not a mother, but I’m an amazing auntie (toot my own horn) and I’ve noticed that 3 of my nieces (1 adult, 1 toddler and 1-school age) pays way too much attention to me 😂 As a result they pick up a lot of what I do and what I say! A lot of what our children take in comes from us! How we live, can show up in how they live! The same way we spend time with God and begin to take on His character, is how they are as well! So by faith we have to walk this thang out with God leading the way! NO MATTER WHAT and God over Everything is what I have been holding on to for months! It takes faith to move in it! I loved this! Faith over fear! Fear doesn’t live here baby! Amen!

Jennifer Dewberry - January 20th, 2024 at 2:14pm


Dashauna - January 20th, 2024 at 8:04am

This message today!!!! So needed. My week has been consumed with so many thoughts and emotions. Feeling overwhelmed and anxious about some things, but God 🙌🏽✨. I proclaim Faith over fear throughout this journey 💪🏾✨. Allowing my Faith to be greater than any obstacle trying to stand in my way. Thank you, this was powerful🥰🤍.. Amen 🙏🏾

Jennifer Dewberry - January 20th, 2024 at 2:13pm

Amen! Faith over Fear💞

Darcy - January 20th, 2024 at 8:33am

Jesus 🙌🏼 I didn't know how much I needwd this message right here!! Thank you God for giving this word to Jennifer for the Chosen family 🙌🏼🙌🏼

Raynita - January 20th, 2024 at 10:23am

This was powerful!!

Jennifer Dewberry - January 20th, 2024 at 2:15pm


Julia - January 20th, 2024 at 11:17am

Your message was amazing! Thank you

Jennifer Dewberry - January 20th, 2024 at 2:15pm

Amen! Thank you💞

Toni - January 20th, 2024 at 2:28pm

I just want to say thank you!! I felt every word. Your message was right on time as I was battling with my thoughts all week. Thank you again for sharing

Jennifer Dewberry - January 20th, 2024 at 7:31pm

You’re welcome!!💞🙏

David Dewberry Sr - January 23rd, 2024 at 5:45pm

I felt this one in my core. I can read this one over and over.