We Were Healed of All of Our Diseases!
The Brashear Family’s Testimony
It can be frustrating searching for solutions for your diseases or mental health issues. There may be an endless list of ways to manage your symptoms yet no real solutions. Then, hopelessness may set in when a doctor tells you that your debilitating disease will be a life-long struggle.
We want you to know that there is hope. God does want to heal all of your diseases. The Brashear family found real solutions for their lives and healing from an array of different debilitating diseases.
Not only was their faith and hope restored, but they found real, Biblical solutions for their lives and were healed of all of their diseases. They shared their testimony with us about their journey to healing and freedom.
Performing for Excellence
I grew up with a yearning to please others. In drivenness and striving, I desired to please parents, teachers, and friends. The spirit of competition joined me to include a desire to please talent and beauty judges. What appeared as innocent child's play fed that competitive spirit. The parade of people to please grew as did my drivenness and striving to perform perfectly, with excellence and without flaw to make those around me happy!
Being the daughter of a minister and growing up in a Christian family, I knew God. I thought this was all God's plan for me and that He was pleased with my performance. I continued to set the bar higher and higher in worldly standards of excellence into college and marriage. But many of the choices I made were not in trusting or submitting to God but in my own way.
A downward spiral
Until my world eventually imploded with a mighty storm that shook and rattled every belief I held as truth.
From the rubble, the enemy joined me with MCS/Ei (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Environmental Illness), bulimia, hypothyroidism, GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder), severe toxicity, complete exhaustion, anxiety with panic attacks, and depression.
Somewhere along the road through divorce in my first marriage, two miscarriages, disappointment, and unfulfilled desires came deep heartache.
Striving for perfection and driven to make others happy eventually became my prison.
I became so sick; I could not leave my bedroom without goggles and a mask.
Medical management did not help
One doctor suggested hormone replacement with heavy doses of sleep medicines to treat insomnia. Another doctor prescribed oxygen and chelation therapy along with extreme dietary restrictions. Eventually, all my doctors said, 'We have done all we can do for you.' Recovery seemed impossible.
My husband, Derek, felt helpless as he watched my downward spiral. I could not please anyone any longer. My worth and value were gone. Knowing that I could not intentionally end my own life, I cried out to God to end this storm.
All the treatments and medications resulted in a loss of two-thirds of my hair, swollen face and body, 25% loss of body mass, and most devastating – loss of hope for my future. Destructive beliefs of 'this is all a part of God's plan', this is 'His desire for me' to live out my days in this condition, and believing 'it was all my fault' were prevailing.
The turning point
Until my husband prayed a prayer that would lead to a way out! I am here today as a whole and healed person because of that prayer! My victory started the night my husband would bang on the gates of heaven for my deliverance. God responded to him in a subtle voice… 'I've got this!' In great peace, my husband knew it was time to take action.
Along with the support of our prayer warriors and the direction of my Christian counselor, God pointed us to a place in Thomaston, Georgia, called Be in Health® that was known for success in bringing healing to people with MCS/EI and my other conditions.
It wasn't going to be easy
But it would require a great deal of faith to get there. I had to make a decision to trust God with my health to board a plane, rent a car, and stay in a hotel to receive my healing. This was not normally something that I could do.
The enemy assaulted us with fear and anxiety concerning the trip and time away. However, together we overcame this by believing God for His promises. My husband and I both wanted God's help so desperately that we decided to put God first and let Him handle our circumstances.
Steps of courage
When it came time, I put one foot in front of the other and personalized favorite scriptures with every step. First, 3 John 2 – I knew God wanted my soul to be healed! Then Ephesians 6:12, I was up against an invisible enemy that Jesus destroyed. Then 2 Timothy 1:7 God does not want me to be afraid because 'He's got this'.
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 3 John 1:2
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places]. Ephesians 6:12 KJV
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 KJV
Words of refreshing and hope
Through Be In Health®, I attended the For My Life® Retreat in January of 2018. I knew God was with me in all that I was being taught by the staff and teachers of Be In Health®. As I learned revolutionary teachings and scriptures, I underwent deep healing. The love of God was unmistakable as the teachers, volunteers, and staff showed us all God's mercy and accepted us as we were. They were all so encouraging.
I was re-baptized into the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in Jesus' name and gave my testimony of how I was now going to live life for the Lord.
I could feel my body beginning the healing process, starting with my mind, my heart followed. Healing and freedom were happening much quicker than my husband or I expected. I was hungry for the teachings and decided to stay for the WOW (Walk Out® Workshop) week, no matter the consequences. I trusted God to handle what I could not -my family at home and the resources we needed. This was a huge step in learning to let go.
Prepared to be an overcomer
After the For My Life® and WOW weeks, I had the teachings and the walk-out strategies. I knew I was ready to handle going home as a whole person and as a child of God. There were weeks of trusting God to carry me through the temptations that would try to overtake me, but they did not prevail. As I was battling fear, more layers of me were being healed. I was regaining so much lost ground, I could finally enjoy my family and friends again and go back to church without the lie of needing my goggles and mask for protection.
1 John 4:4 says: He that is in me is greater than he who is (or whatever I might face) in this world. Having the understanding of spiritual warfare weapons and the power of God's Word from Be In Health® teachings, I was empowered to walk out and take back more of my life each day.
Healing for the whole family
As a family, we enjoy the fruit of this process: God healed my son of grand mal febrile seizures, extensive food allergies, and is walking out of PTSD. My husband has been delivered and set free from fear, stress, and anxiety and is no longer afraid for our future.
I wake up each day and say, 'Thank you, Father, for my second chance!' My husband is also grateful to have his wife back! These victories came to us rapidly once we applied the Be In Health® teachings with our faith. We thank Be In Health® for their tireless sacrifices in order to help others like us to be free!
Now we are thriving
Now I have new levels of health and freedom! I feel like I have been given a second chance at life. I found hope and a purpose for my life again.
Now we can go encourage others with God's message! Our deeper walk with God has opened our eyes and hearts to others going through difficult times. When we get to be an encouragement to them in their battle, our hearts are filled to overflowing. It is such a joy to help others recover themselves too.
I am renewing my mind daily and rebuilding my body with God's word. We are overcomers because Jesus did the work for us. I have victory in Jesus name! I can go anywhere, eat anything, run, exercise, swim and engage in the world with the peace of knowing God loves me and will take care of me and with restored health and energy.
It's a daily walk
We work daily to be overcomers; to practice what we learned at Be in Health®. At first the process of learning how to be an overcomer was hard but soon it became a normal part of our life. Today my family and I are strengthened to overcome in whatever circumstances we face. Fear, defeat, doubt, infirmity, and accusation come knocking frequently, yet God delivers us every time we turn to Him for help. Having the tools to overcome that we learned at Be in Health® have made what was once discouraging and impossible, possible for us!
Here's one thing that I would like to share with you
It's something that I heard on day one of the For My Life® class:
We have a choice. It's up to us to make that sometimes hard choice to follow our Creator's voice instead of the voices of the world or of the enemy. Once we choose God, we have His promise that He can handle whatever we trust Him with. He can provide a way out of our troubles when we stop to listen to Him. We overcome our obstacles through prayer, casting away the enemy and his lies, and obedience; praising God along the way.
God's got this! We want to encourage you: You can do this in your journey to freedom, God will meet you. Choose God and patiently wait – all of His goodness will follow.
As for me and my family, we walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). Because of God’s faithfulness and what we learned at Be in Health®, we were healed of all of our diseases!
Melissa Brashear and Family
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