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Christa Holland’s article “Dealing with mental illness” [May] received many positive and encouraging comments on FIC’s website and Facebook pages, including this note from Sharon Renner, Resurrection/Life, Rochester, Minn.:
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I praise God for giving you the daily measure of strength you need to get through each day, each hour, each moment, and for the extra strength to share this with so many who need to hear it, whether because they suffer too or because they could never imagine such suffering and now have a window into that world. Those who struggle with their mental health will see the hope that you have in God and be encouraged. Those who do not will see the hope that you have in God and be compassionate. I pray this moves all who read it and struggle in any way—mentally, spiritually, or physically—to cling more tightly to the Lord who loves them and cares for them as he knows best.
Christa Holland replied to those who commented: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! The shares, encouragements, and other expressions of Christian love have been incredible. I actually sobbed the first night after reading through the comments. For 25 years, I have been careful to keep up a façade of “normalcy” and not allow any indication that I was anything other to emerge, so having a part of that wall come down was strange. Growing up, I felt that many people had a “Who sinned? The boy or his parents that he was born blind,” attitude toward mental illness and was relieved with the outpouring of compassion given me as feedback to my article. . . . I am in awe of our gracious God and how he works!
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