by Susie Davis
In 1978, Susie Davis, then an 8th grader, was in English class when a fellow student entered the room with a rifle and killed the teacher. That traumatic event sent Davis into a long-term battle with fear and anxiety and wrecked her relationship with God. “I don’t think I ever stopped loving Him, but I definitely stopped trusting Him,” she says.
In Unafraid, Davis takes the reader on her journey from insecurity, panic attacks, obsessiveness and control issues to a place of complete victory over the behaviors that dominated her life. “The problem with fear is, it seems a small thing to obey its voice,” writes Davis. “But then fear sweeps in widespread, and suddenly you’re really sick.”
With the love and prayers of her husband, family and friends, she began to rely again on God’s promises and was released from the manipulation of fear. Now, she hopes her story will encourage other strugglers. “I don’t want you to feel alone. And I desperately want you to realize God can change things. He can turn your whole life around.”