The Official Writing Challenge
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09/03/20
I am so sorry you have experienced this. God is NOT punishing you. Remember, the devil is the father of lies and wants to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10), but all good things come from our heavenly Father (James 1:17).

Not sure whether English is your first language, if not, well done on writing. If it is, I have some recommendations if you are interested.
How awful for you! I would love to know more details. Where were you when the accident happened? What did happen? Why alone in the hospital? Why take a cab home? Why did you have to go to court? Details would greatly enhance your story, I'm sorry you are hurting so much.
This is an awesome foundation. You have the beginnings of a story that can really make a difference. You have some clichés, which can work at times, but sometimes putting things in your own words might be even more powerful. I imagine that the MC might open her eyes every morning, disoriented just for a second until reality hits. I might consider something like this: My eyes open, and just for a second, things seem normal. But then the hits start. Fast and Hard. Accident. Cops. Breathalyzer. Jail. Taxi. Dad.
I know my suggestion breaks a lot of rules, but it would be a great way to start the story and pull the reader in. Sometimes, if done right, breaking the rules can really work. Then you could add to each one word and explain how the accident happened. Make the reader feel what it feels like to be arrested.
You do an awesome job of writing on topic and creating conflict. Since you have words left, I'd try to resolve more of the conflicts. Make sure you show your message clearly--that horrible things happen, but even though we worry we might deserve it or God is punishing us, the MC realizes with God's help she can survive even these horrible few weeks. You definitely have glimpses of the message. This has lots of potential and I'm so excited to see what you do next. I know it can be hard sometimes to take constructive criticism, but people leave those thoughts because a piece is worthy of their time and energy. Yours definitely is worth it. If you keep at it, I see wonderful things in store for you.