Does this sound ridiculous, strange, or did it spark some emotion? The reality is that those who suffer the debilitating effects of mental illness, indeed, wrestle with their own salvation. I have counseled many who believe that salvation does not apply to them because their illness prevents them from embracing their faith’s promise or version of life hereafter. The research is eye opening, insightful, sobering, and all too close for many of us who attempt to provide counsel, direction, hope, and comfort to those mentally afflicted. One thing that rings true is that people that cling to hope can certainly experience a change of heart and behavior. Wonderful things can happen, hearts can grow stronger, minds gain clarity, and eyes see beyond the negativity of their illness.
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