Episode 10: Fighting Fear & Anxiety

Wednesday, March 25, 2020


Episode 10: Fighting Fear & Anxiety

Hey Y’all, we shuffled some things around and decided to do a Special Edition of the podcast! Given what everyone is walking though in dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic, so many people are asking us for a real conversation about fear and anxiety from a faith perspective. And I just want you to know - we hear you, and we are with you! It’s a lot to handle right now, and even those of us that don’t typically struggle with fear can feel a little anxious in this season. 


In this episode, I grabbed Dave, Bill, Jayar and my youngest, Abbey. They each came to the table with a little different experience and how they are finding solid ground. I really hope this conversation encourages you as much as it did me! 


More than anything, I want you to know that we are praying for you, and as we'll learn in this episode, we can do hard things because the Lord is WITH us.


Here are some verses we mentioned today:

Psalm 23

Matthew 6:25-34

2 Timothy 1:7

Isaiah 41:10


Dave mentioned the CDC self-checker 


Bill’s SNAP response, adapted from Ian Morgan Cron:

S - Stop and pause

N - Notice how you are feeling

A - Access God’s presence through scripture

P - Pray and Praise 

Comments (4)

  1. David:
    Mar 25, 2020 at 08:06 AM

    I personally don’t have a lot of anxiety about the situation but I have those around me who do I love the joy FM and I appreciate this tool and I will use it and pass it on a course. Then as always, Thy Will Be Done......

  2. Debra Kloppeburg:
    Mar 25, 2020 at 09:31 AM

    Thank you all for sharing and for making me feel a little less anxious and a little more thankful.
    As always, I am thankful for my JoyFM family.

  3. Stacy Bartik:
    Mar 25, 2020 at 12:52 PM

    Y’all (I’m channeling my inner Carmen when I say that!)!! That was an amazing podcast! I have suffered with anxiety and panic attacks since I was 16 years old. I am now 54. Like Jayar was saying, you find things in your arsenal from the panic attack that you had the time before and the time before. Through each attack, you can see what was real and what wasn’t. However, when you’re having a panic attack or an anxiety attack, all rationale goes out the window. It took me a very long time to learn truth and fiction. The majority of my life, I was not walking with the Lord. Now, 8 years in, having his word in my arsenal, has help me tremendously. I don’t suffer from panic or anxiety attacks anywhere near what I used to. Thank you for giving me another tool by using Psalm 23 to fall asleep to. So good and I can’t wait to try it tonight! Thank you all for your candidness and your honesty! Raw & beautiful!

  4. Lora:
    Mar 25, 2020 at 10:53 PM

    WOW! I really loved this discussion! I personally do not suffer from anxiety and fear but I live with someone who does. Thank you Jayar for being so honest and open about your anxiety and how you deal with it. It helped me to understand the feelings that my daughter experiences and I can better pray for her. I love listening to you all and pray we all become stronger and more tuned to our Fathers voice. I believe God is speaking to us if we would only listen.

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