An alcoholic single mom planned to take her life along with her own baby daughter until God intervened and turned everything around.
A Life Of Fear
Emily Myers grew up in Eastern Pennsylvania. In a home where she had to walk on eggshells around her dad. As a child, Emily longed for her dad’s love and affection. For that reason, she always had an overwhelming sense of fear and spent her whole life running from her childhood and even from herself.
Years later, problems piled up around her life—a failed relationship, failed friendships and even lost her job. She felt a profound emptiness but had no idea what was missing.
Alcoholic And Suicidal
At 20-years-old, Emily tried to kill herself with a knife, convinced that life wasn’t worth living. But she failed because her boyfriend came and took her to the hospital.
For 16 years, Emily used alcohol as an escape from all her pain and fears. By this time, she already had a baby girl. It distracted her for a while from her problems. But when the stresses of motherhood surfaced, she became a full-blown alcoholic. What’s more, was that she lost her job and felt like a failure as a mom. It became the darkest moment of her life.
In May of 2012, she then decided to take her and her daughter’s life. But her plans took a turn when a chance meeting with a neighbor ended with an invite to church. There, she heard the Gospel for the first time.
“I came face-to-face with the truth and the truth is the Lord Jesus Christ,” she recalled.
That night, she accepted Jesus in her heart, and she was never the same again. Emily felt hope for the very first time.
Today, she is free from alcoholism, suicidal thoughts, and fear. She also reconciled with her parents. She’s happily married, a joyful mother, and a proud follower of Jesus.
“I was just ashes when I came to Christ. And He has made something beautiful from ashes,” Emily remarked.
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