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Just a girl

I’m just a girl. A girl who made a lot of mistakes. I’m just a girl with a normal story who made a lot of mistakes. I’m just a girl who loved a boy and had sex and then got her heart broken. I’m just a girl who turned to drinking to heal my broken heart, only to find the bottom of a bottle and an empty heart. I’m just a girl who turned to drugs to numb the pain, only to find that the high faded and the pain remained.

I’m just a girl who started searching. Looking for something that could heal all my broken pieces. I looked in my friends, and found comfort but not healing. I looked in family, and I found love but not healing. Then I looked in grace, in the loving arms of a Savior, and I found healing.

He found me broken, humbled, and licking my wounds created from years of sin. He found me in a desperate place, running to anything that promised gratification. He found me crying out for help.

Aren’t we all the same? We all have a story. We are all looking for someone to take our hurt, heal our pain, or give us joy. We are all searching for something that gives us hope that this isn’t all there is.

So what’s your story? What are you running from, and where are you running to? When will you accept the grace that is so freely given?


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  • Ashley - I love how you are so real and honest here… I, too, am just a girl who is in desperate need of grace. I am glad your voice is out there to help those of us who have been hurt, sought after the things that created destruction in our lives, and are looking for hope.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Hammons - Your transparency to help others through your personal experiences is so beautiful!! Thank you for being an authentic voice, helping us see the truth of grace being available to all of us.ReplyCancel

  • Eileen - So thankful Ashley tweeted your blog link. Love your blog and can so relate to this post. I’m just a girl who made a lot of mistakes too. I tried to find security in a relationship and used alcohol to numb the pain of all my mistakes too. So very thankful for the HOPE I have in Him! Thanks for sharing this with us.ReplyCancel

  • Mandy - Loved this message. So proud of you, Tindell.ReplyCancel

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