My Health and Hope Were Restored!
What do you do?
What do you do when every form of medical treatment and alternative care is not working? What do you do when your symptoms only worsen? Many people are faced with these questions and there may seem to be no real solutions. They may believe that their disease is from God and that they need to learn how to deal with it or manage it as best they can. Frustration and hopelessness may set in, and as they do, typically the symptoms become worse and worse.
This was Janet’s situation. She had two amazing sets of twins but as her health continued to deteriorate, she became unable to even properly care for them. This made her wonder why God would allow this to happen to her. But by His grace and mercy, as she continued to cry out to Him, God brought another believer alongside her to share his testimony and give her renewed hope again.
This is Janet’s testimony about how God met her in her sickness and turned her health around so that she could once again walk in wholeness and be who she was truly created to be. Her health and hope were completely restored. We serve a mighty and a loving God!
When I was in my 20’s, the eating disorders I developed in high school faded away only to be replaced by a diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive tendencies. I tried anti-depressants, but they only exchanged old symptoms for new ones. When I was in my 30’s, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism after giving birth to twins.
Two years later, I had a second set of twins. I suffered with extreme sadness and was diagnosed with postpartum depression. I was told this was very common and given more anti-depressants. We tried psychotherapy, which didn’t help. My doctor told me that the reason psychotherapy didn’t work for me was that my problem was a chemical imbalance that needed medication. The medication did not work for me either.
I developed severe breast pain at age 38. A mammogram revealed benign growths, and fibrocystic breast disease was diagnosed. At the age of 39, I developed chronic pelvic pain. It came on all of a sudden and I was convinced I had injured myself at the gym. After multiple doctor opinions and tests, it was determined the likely cause was a prolapsed uterus and a hysterectomy was recommended.
Following the Doctor’s orders
I wasn’t convinced this was the cause, but I trusted the doctors and had the surgery. Weeks later, once all the pain medications wore off, I still had the original pain. Over the course of a few weeks, this pain intensified. The doctor thought I must have developed an infection from the surgery. I was given antibiotics/antifungals, but I had severe abnormal reactions to these treatments.
I then developed yeast problems and non-bacterial inflammation of the bladder. This all was very traumatic for me. It was a huge door point for fear, anger, and unforgiveness towards the doctors, and an opportunity to beat myself up over agreeing to the surgery. This was the turning point for a rapid decline in my health.
I tried everything I could find
I saw traditional doctors, alternative doctors, psychologists, and a naturopath. They diagnosed me with insomnia, food sensitivities, TMJ, PTSD (from the surgery), adrenal fatigue, hormonal imbalance, chronic dry eyes, dysautonomia, and Raynaud’s syndrome. The doctors advised me to follow a very restrictive rotation diet. I also did colon cleansing, acupuncture, herbal supplements, chiropractic, counseling, tai chi, yoga, and sauna treatments. I had paradoxical reactions to most treatments and supplements given and only received new symptoms.
The more I tried to get well, the sicker I got.
I didn’t have any hope of getting well, and I was full of fear. I was so confused. Why did this happen? Why would God bless me with two sets of twins and then give me all this sickness so I couldn’t care for them? I thought if I was sick, then it was part of God’s plan for me to fulfill His divine purpose. My whole life I had been led to believe bad things come from God for good reasons. We were just to trust Him, and one day we may know why.
I prayed the only way I knew how to and sought prayer from others, but I didn’t really believe my body would be physically healed. I thought God’s healing meant that I would just feel better and be at peace with my situation. There was a healing prayer ministry at my church that I would visit weekly. It was the only place I found any comfort during this time. I know these prayer partners believed in physical healing, but it was new to me and difficult to grasp.
I was isolated in my house
I had to wear a mask to go anywhere because of severe reactions to perfumes and paints, and an overall hypersensitivity to smells. In addition, I had to eat my special foods and I spent two hours a day on oxygen. I could barely muster enough energy to go the mailbox. We had to hire a lady to help at the house with my kids and to prepare food for my family.
Getting answers and making plans
Thankfully, God led me to a compassionate doctor who was accurate in the diagnosis of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS). She referred me to a clinic in Dallas, Texas that specializes in environmental illness. My husband and I made arrangements to go the next month.
My plans got thwarted by hope
A few days later, I received a message from a friend whose father-in-law wanted to share some information with me; she had shared my story with him. Even though I didn’t really feel like talking about my situation with some man I didn’t even know, I listened to the Holy Spirit and I contacted him.
This man shared with me his miraculous testimony of being healed of MCS. He had been given only two months to live by the Mayo Clinic, yet here he was sitting with me many years later in perfect health! He told me about Be in Health® and gave me his copy of A More Excellent Way by Dr. Henry W. Wright. I poured through this book and the testimonies flooded me with hope.
Our first step of faith
In our first step of faith, we canceled the appointment in Dallas and registered me for Be in Health’s® For My Life®Retreat. I’ll admit, I had doubt and a backup plan to go to Dallas. However, God honored our faith and met me in a big way. During For My Life®, I recognized I had put all my trust in doctors and medicine to heal me; I was seeking doctors for things for which they were not capable – the only medicine that would heal me was God’s truth.
My son, attend to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart. For they are life to those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Proverbs 4:20-22
Healing can be a process
My eyes were opened that week and it gave me the hope that things could change. I had thought if God healed me it would have to be a sudden miraculous thing. What I have learned is that it is often a process over time. Pastor Henry says, Three steps forward and two steps back is still forward progress. So is my body 100% healed? Almost…I’m believing for it! I am encouraged with Romans 8:25, But if we hope for that we see not, do we with patience wait for it. I am on the journey of overcoming day by day.
A whole new world
As my husband and I have been lining up our lives with God’s Word, there has been much good fruit. I’ve been able to care for my 4 young children—even homeschooling part-time. I am able to go freely anywhere I want – I don’t have to live in fear of the environment or symptoms.
Not only that but I can get out of bed every day without being depressed. I no longer walk around dizzy and fatigued with random symptoms all day long. There is no longer constant pain in my neck, back, and face. My last 3 cholesterol tests were normal. I’m now sleeping 7 to 8 hours most nights! My eye prescription has improved and proper moisture has returned. I haven’t experienced symptoms for Raynaud’s, nor have I had breast pain in three years. I’ve gone from seeing a doctor constantly four years ago to going twice a year for a thyroid checkup, and my thyroid levels have stabilized greatly.
Even our children were impacted
Our children are walking in more freedom also. Two of them used to be constantly plagued with a multitude of recurring infections; one child would get asthma symptoms with every infection. At one point, I remember three of the four children sitting all day with breathing treatments. Since I first went to the For My Life® Retreat in 2012, none of the children have been on antibiotics, they have no more asthma symptoms, and they rarely even catch a cold!
Three children exhibited speech issues and they are making excellent progress out of this. One child exhibited anger tantrums frequently and those have simply disappeared. No specific prayers were prayed or ministry performed. When my husband and I changed our spirituality, it transferred right along to our children.
God is faithful. What He has done for me and for many others, He can do for you!
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoices; and with my song will I praise Him. Psalm 28:7
I’m grateful and thankful to Father God for His truth and love, the staff of Be in Health® for their compassion and wisdom, to my Doctor for being so gentle and open-minded, and my friend, who shared his testimony and gave me my first glimmer of hope.
By the way, I never went to the clinic in Dallas!
– Janet O., Oregon
A More Excellent Way:
If you are new to our ministry, Dr. Henry W. Wright’s book, A MoreExcellent Way, is a great place to start. It supplies profound knowledge about the secrets of healing and the prevention of disease. Using sound scripture and scientific observation, Dr. Henry Wright leads the reader on a journey of personal responsibility, identifying root causes to specific diseases and offering pathways of healing and wholeness that were never meant to remain dormant in the body of Christ. Here, you will understand why mankind has disease, identify specific blocks to healing, and discover spiritual pathways to health.
Resources and For My Life®:
Be in Health® offers the For My Life® Retreat in addition to reading materials and teachings. The For My Life Retreat® is a one-week getaway where participants can come and receive the insights and instruction that they need in order to be recovered in their spirit, soul, and body. The fruits of this retreat have been profound; tens of thousands of people have experienced healing not only in their bodies and hearts but also in their relationships. Our team members are excited to come alongside you in your overcoming journey to discovering God’s true heart and plans for your life and for your health.