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.
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About the Author
Grace grew up near New Orleans, Louisiana, in a suburban town called Mandeville. She graduated from Baylor University in 2018 with a degree in journalism. She currently resides in Orlando, Florida, where she enjoys going on runs and eating lots of sushi. You can find Grace on Instagram @thegracevalentine; her podcast, I’m Tired; Twitter @GraceV96; or her website, GraceValentine.org. Grace loves connecting with her readers, so send her a message!
Table of Contents
Introduction: Just Me xi
Part 1 Am I the Only One Who Is Tired, Overwhelmed, Doubting, and Fearful? 1
Chapter 1 When Exhaustion Meets Burnout 3
Chapter 2 When Busyness Becomes a Badge 9
Chapter 3 When We're Afraid to Trust 17
Chapter 4 When We Wear Labels 23
Chapter 5 When People Don't Like Us 31
Part 2 Am I the Only One Who Feels Hurt and Lonely? 37
Chapter 6 When We've Been Hurt 39
Chapter 7 When We Accept Being Treated Badly 47
Chapter 8 When Church People Hurt Us 53
Chapter 9 When We Are Left Out 61
Chapter 10 When We're Frustrated 67
Part 3 Am I the Only One Who Is Still Searching for My Purpose? 73
Chapter 11 When We Mess Up Again 75
Chapter 12 When We Can't Get It Right 81
Chapter 13 When We Have Regrets 87
Chapter 14 When We Are Overlooked 93
Chapter 15 When We Try to Be Someone Else 99
Part 4 Am I the Only One Struggling to Trust That God Is There? 105
Chapter 16 When God Is Silent 107
Chapter 17 When Christians Are Lame 115
Chapter 18 When We Let Go of Our Need to Be Right 123
Chapter 19 When Our Struggles Are Secret 133
Chapter 20 When Christians Say Annoying Things 139
Part 5 Am I the Only One Confused About How to Be an Adult? 145
Chapter 21 When We Don't Know What We "Should" Be Doing 147
Chapter 22 When We Have Something to Prove 153
Chapter 23 When Life Suddenly Changes 161
Chapter 24 When Life's Not Going Our Way 171
Chapter 25 When We're Not Sure Where We're Going 179
Conclusion: Read This When You Feel Like It's Just You 185
Forty Truths When You Feel Alone 195
About the Author 205