Healing truth: an episode mental illness, does not mean a dreadful future


From Christian Healing Blog volunteer contributor, Jeff from Ohio

I remember sitting in the waiting room at Emerge Ministries back in Akron, Ohio, waiting to see my Christian counselor. At the time, my life was 'in the pit', mentally, physically, and spiritually. While waiting for my counselor to arrive, I picked up a pamphlet in the waiting room. The pamphlet contained a very positive/motivating/healing testimony from a former client of Emerge Ministries. The former client's name was Anne Beiler, founder of Auntie Anne's Pretzels. Reading this, led me to research other people, who had also experienced mental health challenges at some point in their life, and yet were still able to victoriously live out their particular vocation, calling, or ministry. I came across people such as: Sheila Walsh, Joyce Meyer, Charles Spurgeon, Bill Wilson (founder of A.A.), Oprah Winfrey, Dolly Parton, Micheangelo, Barbara Bush, Winston Churchhill, Abraham Lincoln and many others. If they all could ultimately live a life of sharing their God given gifts and talents with others, then why couldn't I also?

Two healing ministries, where you can speak/pray with someone over the phone:
The Evangelism Response Center: (888) 537-8720
The Prayer & Crisis Referral Network: (844) 577-2937
A healing ministry that provides virtual spiritual direction and centering/contemplative prayer aids:
Rev.  Maria Gullo       thedeeperconnection.org
Three healing ministries where you can either call in or submit an online prayer request: Christian Healing Ministries in Jacksonville, Florida,  the International Order of St. Luke the Physician in San Antonio, TX, or the The Inheritance House in Orlando, Florida
 
National mental health support groups: The Grace Alliance​ & NAMI

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