There is nothing too big for God, no matter how overwhelming it feels. Symptoms that come from mental health struggles like depression, anxiety, and PTSD can seem impossible to overcome, but with God, all things are possible! in 2004, God led Angel to Be in Health and walked her through different stages of her healing journey through what she learned at the For My Life Retreat. More recently, God healed her of PTSD while she attended the “God is Greater Than Mental Illness” conference. Although helpful through her journey of dealing with PTSD, the Veterans Affairs doctors were limited to helping her manage her symptoms but God was not. The following is Angel’s testimony of how God healed her of PTSD.
I first heard about Dr. Henry W. Wright and Be in Health® when I came across an interview with him on a Christian radio program in 2004. He was talking about the spiritual reasons that people get sick according to the Bible. I knew that God had led me to that broadcast because I had been crying out to God for answers for my many conditions. At the end of that program, I eagerly wrote down the contact information to order his book, A More Excellent Way.
A couple of days later, I found the same interview on TV! I thought that this was a sign from God, and I called and ordered the book. I also made arrangements to attend the one week For My Life® Retreat in Thomaston, Georgia.
My life before learning God’s truth at Be in Health
Before that time, my life was a constant search to regain my physical and emotional health. I tried anything and everything that offered a possible solution, including visiting various doctors, psychologists, and chiropractors. I also tried all sorts of medications, supplements, therapies, alternative medicines, occultic practices, and even Christian healing lines that anointed with oil.
I was desperate and sick. I had accepted Jesus into my heart at the age of twelve, but I was still perishing for lack of knowledge.
Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because [they have] no knowledge: and their honourable men [are] famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. Isaiah 5:13 KJV
God shifted my whole reality and perspective
God healed me of fifteen diseases during my first week at the For My Life Retreat as I recognized, took responsibility for, and repented for the things that I’d participated with that weren’t God’s ways.
After attending the For My Life Retreat, I had a remarkable shift in my reality and spirituality. For the first time in my life, I knew God, our Father, and Jesus Christ loved me. I realized that I had listened to lies my whole life about God and myself. All the evil words that had been spoken over me were not my Father’s heart; in fact, they were from the enemy’s kingdom. I was not who I had been told I was or even who I thought I was. As I began to ask God, “Who am I, and what does it mean to be IN Christ Jesus?” God began to shift my whole personality.
My journey through PTSD
Since then, I’ve had many breakthroughs in my healing and freedom, but I’d like to share one of my most recent victories.
In 2013, I decided to come forward regarding a violent crime that happened to me while serving in the military. This began a series of medical and psychiatric appointments regarding what had happened to me. Coming forward caused significant emotional and mental stress as I was forced to pull up and reflect on past hurts through various therapy sessions.
I was also placed on several medications for anxiety and depression, and other physical issues associated with PTSD by the Veterans Affairs Doctors. Over time, these medications only exacerbated the conditions they were meant to treat.
God met me again
In December of 2019, I attended the For My Life Retreat again as well as the one-day mental health conference following that. Living in a continual state of fight or flight caused me to become detached from my emotions. I was unable to identify what was going on in my heart. This all contributed to a deep level of denial, which was held in place by fear.
As I listened to the speaker, I began asking God what was blocking my healing in these areas and why the enemy had such a stronghold in my life. Towards the end of the teaching, God revealed to me that I was dealing with bitterness. I recognized that I had held bitterness toward various people in my life, towards the government, towards myself, and even towards God. Even though I knew in my heart that it was never God who had hurt me, the enemy had accused God to me and then covered it all up through denial and numbness. I repented right there for all of it.
My process of healing from PTSD
At the end of the conference, I confessed to the minister what God had revealed to me during the personal ministry time. I was completely honest about what I was struggling with deep inside. The minister didn’t make me feel judged or condemned; he just dealt with it and commanded the bitterness, unloving spirit, and fear to go in Jesus’ name. He canceled the power of the lies and programming I had believed, and prayed for me to be healed and whole again.
From that day forward, I began improving rapidly. The fear that once gripped me continually, left. When I got home, God helped me to safely wean off of the sleeping pills (Ambien) and Oxycodone (opiod pain meds) as well as Xanax (anxiety medication) under the supervision of the VA doctors. My testimony of how God healed me from PTSD astounded the Veterans Affairs Doctors and they asked me to speak to other Veterans about my experience.
I’m living in wholeness and peace once again!
Since applying the Be in Health teachings to my life, I have come out of hiding and isolation. I have been able to get back out and relate to people again. God has helped me to be gentler with myself and my family members. I have also been less focused on myself and my symptoms, and have kept my focus more on God and caring for His people. He has taught me how to become more of a servant and to care less about being served.
Truly, this is a more excellent way to live! God has done a miracle in my heart, and I know He will do the same things for others if they allow Him to.
God bless you all,
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