Is It Just Me? with Grace Valentine
Many people in their twenties feel alone in hurt, doubt, and fear. Many young people feel they have to earn God’s love. They also feel it’s easier to trust themselves than God. Yet, they also want to introduce others to Christ. That’s hard to do when you have your own questions!
Today’s guest Grace Valentine speaks to young people as one of them. Grace says:
“We want people to see the good parts of being a Christian. When we do the right things, when we serve our community, when we hang with our fellow pretty Christians, serve at our pretty camps, and maybe, if you’re the best of the best, get married to a pretty spouse by the age of 22.
“But does anyone know about how much you gossip? Does anyone know about your mistake from freshman year? Does anyone know anything about you that doesn’t make you sound pretty? Probably not. We hide those parts. We aren’t honest with others and we aren’t honest with ourselves …. We all have issues but you have a God who loves you.”
Grace speaks to the heart of young people, and on today’s podcast, she teaches us to do the same. Listen in!
Who is Grace Valentine?
Grace Valentine is an author, blogger, podcast host, and speaker. Her readers love that she is so relatable. They say her fresh voice helps them navigate their own faith and life, which in turn helps fulfill her mission to show others that Christianity is an adventure worth living. After growing up outside New Orleans, Louisiana, Grace attended Baylor University, graduating in 2018 with a degree in journalism. She now resides in Orlando, Florida, where she enjoys running and eating lots of sushi.
You can order Is It Just Me? HERE.
About the Book:
If you’re feeling lonely, doubtful, and hurt—you aren’t alone. But what if you realized you can experience true trust?
Many women joke about having trust issues—laughing at their struggle because it feels common but secretly feeling there is no hope. Grace Valentine was one of them. In her twenties, she realized her trust issues were not humorous because, in reality, hers were trust issues with Jesus, her community, her family, and herself. And they were destroying her faith. Grace told herself she was simply being realistic, but the truth was, she was entangled with doubt and lies.
In Grace’s second book, Is It Just Me?, she offers readers a new perspective by helping them find answers to five deeply felt questions:
- Am I the only one who is tired, overwhelmed, doubting, and fearful?
- Am I the only one who feels hurt and lonely?
- Am I the only one who still is struggling to find my purpose?
- Am I the only one struggling to trust that God is there?
- Am I the only one confused about how to be an adult?
Grace’s personal story and perceptive insights show other young women that they are not alone and they can trust God in the middle of their hurts, doubts, and fears.
Walk It Out Scripture
Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:30-31
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