Fear is the result of focusing on events that may occur in the future. It happens when our faith fails. It is the result of pulling real pain from the past or imagined pain and projecting it on what might be. Choosing to stay present and building our faith in God can help us combat fear.

Faith is the Antidote to Fear
Remove any of your fear with faith. Trust the power of God to guide you.


M. Russell Ballard

Hold the Ground You have Already Won
In moments of fear or doubt or troubling times, hold to the ground you have already won, even if that ground is limited. … When these moments come and issues surface, the resolution of which is not immediately forthcoming, hold fast to what you already know and stand strong until additional knowledge comes.

Jeffrey R. Holland

  From the Editors Desk

  1. Fear with Faith

    Tonight after I tucked all the kids in bed Bostyn came running out into the hall. She grabbed on to my hand and pulled me back into the twins’ room. She was a little bit shaky and said, “Mom . . . today at school we watched a video about...
  2. Don’t Let Fear Paralyze You into Inactivity

    This is how I have always tried to lived my life. It is the secret to a successful and productive life. Don’t let fear paralyze you into inactivity. Sometimes if Satan can’t get us to do bad things, he tries to just get us to do nothing.  In a river,...

  Real Stories

When Deiter F. Uchtdorf was a young child, he learned that his mother was a great example of how hope and faith in God and in the Gospel of Jesus Christ can help anyone overcome fear. Toward the end of World War II, my mother decided to flee to Germany where her parents were living. Though I was only three years old, I can still remember this time of fear and hunger. Along the way the train stopped occasionally to get supplies. One night, during one of these stops, my mother hurried out of the train to search for some food for her four children. I know with certainty, her faith overcame her fear, and her hope overcame her despair.

  More From Our Blog about Overcoming Fear

  1. Still in the Storm

    Still in the Storm

    For some reason I have recently had several challenges that have caused me to struggle with feelings of anxiety. In my previous post I shared how I overcame those feelings by Trusting God.  Trusting God was the subject of our most recent video conversation for the website. In the video,...

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  2. Finally Taking that Step Forward

    Finally Taking that Step Forward

    After months of anxiety and worry, I finally took a step forward and did something that I was petrified to do. Yesterday we made the first video in a series called “Talking about Grief and Loss” for our website! For a long time now, I have known that we needed to do...

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  3. No One Fights Alone. . .

    No One Fights Alone. . .

    Bart and I received one of the sweetest gifts a month ago that instantly brought me to tears. We each have a pair of these adorable boxing gloves, I wear mine as a necklace, and Bart kept his on a key chain. In light of the tragic event of the...

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  4. Fighting My Way to the Distant Light

    Fighting My Way to the Distant Light

      I have missed blogging….     This morning I ran into a woman who recognized me.  She follows my blog and told me how much she appreciated reading it. She shed tears for me, and I realized how much I need to get back to writing because of the...

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Fear is toxic, even more poisonous than the pain.

Our pain is what we try to protect with our fear—but ultimately we just cause more of it. We become control freaks, not because we want to make everyone do things our way—but more because we don’t ever want to lose the things we love. Letting go of this fear is really just accepting the fact we do not own the control.


Question & Answer

What things help to combat fear?