You are welcome! Your words above re: belief etc. make me end my participation in this thread with a quote from St. Maximus the Confessor's Four Hundred Texts on Love, I.3, on faith, hope and love (1 Cor. 13):That is your belief, which holds you back from committing suicide, which according to this logic, results in your eternal damnation/ suffering. Okay! Thanks for sharing your view!
If you have faith in the Lord you will fear punishment, and this fear will lead you to control the passions. Once you control the passions you will accept affliction patiently, and through such acceptance you will acquire hope in God. Hope in God separates the intellect from every worldly attachment, and when the intellect is detached in this way it will acquire love for God.