Leave The Water Jar Collective – Emily’s StoryPayton Flener
Hi ladies! My name is Emily Fox. I am 26 years old. A few random facts to help us connect. I am married to Kody Fox, and we have a big lab puppy 🐶 I am a high school English and math teacher in Princeton, KY, and I absolutely love it! I am a youth pastor’s wife and love girl’s and women’s ministry. In my free time, you can find me reading, playing board games, or spoiling my two nieces.
I grew up as a PK (pastor’s kid) and God saved me as a young teenager. God saves us to share His love, and I am so thankful He has given me the honor to share through this ministry.
We all experience mountains and valleys in this life, and God is always faithful in using both. In the last two years, it has seemed I was stuck in the valley. I had just gotten married ,started teaching at a new school, and my husband started into full time ministry. It was supposed all be so exciting but instead I was facing ANXIETY, and it felt like I couldn’t get through a day without anxiety and panic attacks. Everywhere I went I felt it, and I felt so stuck. I have had days where I questioned what God was doing and asked when He would be healing me from the anxiety. I felt defeated and like Satan was winning.
BUT GOD….. He used His Word and people speaking Truth over me to remind me that HE IS VICTORIOUS no matter if we are on the mountain top or in the valley. I write this today not saying that I am free from anxiety, but to remind you that even in the midst of the valley and struggle God still has the victory. In this season of life, the Lord has taught me what it means to pray. I have spent many moments knelt before Him and weeping. I have felt His presence in still, small moments. I am reminded to not let Satan’s lies and whispers take over my thoughts. God’s Word is needed every day to overcome the attacks of the enemy.
So whatever you might be facing, you don’t have to be through it to have victory. Seek the Lord daily, even when it is hard, to be reminded of the victory you have because of what Christ did for us.
I would love to hear how God has been reminding you of His victory even in the midst of the trials of life.