Fresh Hope Today: Wholeness, Forgiveness and Recovery

In this edition of Fresh Hope Today, Melody shares with Pastor Brad her journey to emotional and spiritual health in spite of having a mental health diagnosis.  After attending Fresh Hope for the last four years Melody is experiencing the payoff to a lot of the hard work of mental health recovery.

Melody’s Christian faith has been key in her journey to wholeness.  Forgiving others and not holding out forgiveness toward others has been a key to her successful recovery.  

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder as well as PTSD Melody knows very well how challenging and at times overwhelming mental health recovery can be.  But, she is also receiving the benefits of not giving up and now lives with the sure and certain hope that no matter what, she knows that she has HOPE in Christ, that He will work all things out together for her good no matter what!  (Romans 8:28)

Melody is a living example of the redeeming work of the Lord in a believer’s life and road of recovery.  She lives a full and faith-filled life in spite of having a mental health diagnosis.  Today she is facilitating a Fresh Hope group in Omaha, Nebraska.

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The church is a beautiful body of redeemed souls, yet our minds are still subject to the effects of sin in our fallen world. This is a truth we can’t ignore. Which is why it is so crucial that the church proactively and appropriately responds to hurting members that are in need of attention and proper treatment of their mental health conditions.

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The church is a beautiful body of redeemed souls, yet our minds are still subject to the effects of sin in our fallen world. This is a truth we can’t ignore. Which is why it is so crucial that the church proactively and appropriately responds to hurting members that are in need of attention and proper treatment of their mental health conditions.

Fresh Hope for Mental Health is such a way to assist in the healing process. Having a Fresh Hope group in place in your church will empower participants to live a full, rich and faith-filled life in spite of their mental health challenges.

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My friend, if you find yourself in a dark and painful point in your journey of this life, please know this: the Lord WILL take this and make it work together for your good.  You are not suffering in vain.  There is purpose in it.  There is a blessing in it.  He is for you.  He loves you.  You are not alone.  As deep as your pain goes, joy will be high when He begins to redeem your pain.  And please know this, you are NOT “less-than”.  You are not broken merchandise.  In fact, it is at your point of brokenness that you become the most usable for His work in your life and in His Kingdom. This is about redemption. The Lord is working things together for your good even in the darkest parts of the valley you are going through.  And in the midst of the suffering and pain, there are gifts – precious gifts – that you can’t even imagine!

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