Is it really true that no matter what you do, you can still be saved, go to heaven, if you confess and repent? And, what if, due to crappy circumstances, you've become detached, and lost the ability (or maybe forgotten how) to believe/hope/have faith in things? Will He be understanding?
1Jn 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Mat 18:21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Mat 18:22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
Jer 3:12 Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the LORD; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the LORD, and I will not keep anger for ever.
Php 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
From a purely Biblical perspective, based on the Scripture quoted above and the teachings of a Word of Faith church. Yes the Lord will forgive and take anyone back as long as they repent. 70x7 was the equivalent of infinity during days of Jesus on the earth. When God required an infinite amount of daily forgiveness from His people He naturally requires such of Himself also. Any normal sin or mistake can be corrected with repentance. The Lord is understanding and merciful to faults and backslides and will help anyone do and want to do the things which please Him. All one must do is start with repentance make Jesus the personal King and Friend of their life, then read the Bible and go to church.
I'm answering from a Catholic perspective:
Is it really true that no matter what you do, you can still be saved, go to heaven, if you confess and repent?
And, what if, due to crappy circumstances, you've become detached, and lost the ability (or maybe forgotten how) to believe/hope/have faith in things? Will He be understanding?
The Church will not tell you what God will and will not do, except in cases where this has been revealed to the Church.
So, the church will say, because it was revealed to Her, that it has the power to forgive sins, and that God will honor the request of the priest who does so.
However, the church cannot say what will happen to someone who does not confess through his own fault or through no fault of his own.
This is why the Church has never said that this or that person is in hell.
So yes, anyone can be saved; it is up to God. It is a sin however, to knowingly abstain from seeking grace through the Church because you believe that God will forgive you anyway, ie, wanting to be saved "on your own terms."