Resources for Healing

“I could have accepted the prognosis of a condition that would only get worse, but because of my faith in Jesus Christ, I hoped for a better outcome. I took steps forward and became strengthened instead of disabled. I experienced emotional, physical, and spiritual healing that I did not even know I needed. I finally realized how important my well-being is for fulfilling my destiny.”

~ Michelle Marie Hernandez

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Are you weary from struggling with the disappointment and pain that accompany autoimmune conditions? Do you need comfort, healing, and refreshment? If so, you have come to the right place.

My prayer is that you will find hope and healing through the words I share. May you gain wisdom to guide you on your path. And may courage and strength fill you, so you can keep going. 

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Help for the hurting, a journal for people with autoimmune conditions

Michelle’s Story

I have always loved reading. But in 2004, I realized I had not read enough of what became the most important book in my life—the Bible. Healing began to take place as I read and abided in the life-changing and life-giving words of the Bible.

Not long after, I responded to God’s call to write and speak. Doors had opened for me to teach adult Bible studies at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. I had written some teaching curriculum for a minister and was editing a book for another minister. I had taken on a new assignment as Assistant Director of Data Services at Lakewood Church. I was helping to oversee daily operations and enhance the team’s communications by creating a written manual and a training program.

I had discovered my purpose and was well on my way to achieving it when a physical illness threatened to stop me. I had experienced intermittent symptoms over the years, but in 2007, I faced a sudden onset of extreme pain, fatigue, and muscle weakness. A rheumatologist diagnosed my condition as an undifferentiated connective tissue disease, which can develop into a more specific autoimmune disease like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. Other diagnoses soon followed including allergies, anxiety, fertility issues, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

I could have accepted the prognosis of a condition that would only get worse, but because of my faith in Jesus Christ, I hoped for a better outcome. I took steps forward and became strengthened instead of disabled. I experienced emotional, physical, and spiritual healing that I did not even know I needed. I finally realized how important my well-being is for fulfilling my destiny.

I love telling others about my journey to better health and wholeness. I feel compelled to share the wisdom I have gained about healing and spiritual growth. I hope my story helps promote the well-being of others, so we can all mature and function as God designed us to. 

Healing Bible Study

Healing One Step at a Time: Progressing on the Journey to Health and Wholeness

Are you struggling with the challenges that come with autoimmune conditions? Do you need comfort, guidance, and refreshment for your weary soul? If so, this Bible study is for you. The hope and truth you find will encourage and strengthen you to take steps on your journey to health and wholeness.

Please contact Michelle to schedule this Bible study at your church, online, or with a small group. Each Bible study class includes teaching, discussion, and prayer. The study may be held on a weekly or monthly basis.  

Blog Articles on Healing 

How I Became a Patient Leader Advocate for Allergies.net

People ask me lots of questions about my experience with allergies. For years, I have wanted to use what I have been through for good. In an article on Allergies.net, I shared how my experience with allergies has led to something beneficial. Here is an excerpt from...

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Trusting God in the Change

The loud, grating noise outside drew my focus from the task at hand. Someone was trimming the trees behind the brick wall at the edge of our property. The job took only a few minutes, and then all was quiet again. But things were not the same. I stared in shock and...

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Can I Handle This?

From time to time, we all experience anxiety marked by doubt, fear, or nervousness about something that may or may not happen in the future. This natural reaction is common when entering a different season in life (e.g., college, marriage, parenthood, etc.), starting...

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When the Pain Goes Away

“When will the pain go away?” The orthopedic surgeon had probably heard my question from each of his patients. He spoke confidently from experience. “One year.” February 19, 2016, marked one year from the day I fell at home and broke my right wrist. I felt...

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Living with an Autoimmune Condition

Have you ever heard of someone struggling with an illness? Personally, I consider myself living with an autoimmune condition, rather than struggling with it. I, along with 23.5 million other Americans, face the following common challenges of living with an autoimmune...

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What People Are Saying

“Since Michelle first came to my church in 2010, I have watched her story unfold. I know few people her age who have experienced such a difficult physical journey. However, Michelle’s story is not centered on the connective tissue disease that has caused her extreme pain and fatigue but on how God worked a determination in her to triumph over this autoimmune condition rather than drown in self-pity. Through extensive research and revelation from God on how to stay well, she has achieved the impossible and today maintains an active writing and speaking career. Her story is amazing—well worth being recorded for those on a similarly difficult journey. Michelle is proof that we can live fulfilling and rewarding lives to the glory of God despite chronic illness.”
– Kathy Zrubek, Area Director, Community Bible Study 

“The work of Michelle’s hands and mouth for the Kingdom of God are powerful, uplifting, and definitely thought-provoking. She inspires all of us to be “healed” and to be “healers” of one another by living our lives in such a way that the world will know the One who is truly the Great Physician, Jesus. Michelle’s sincerity of heart shines through all her words of wisdom!”
– Rev. Linda V. Chandler, pastor of Austin Brethren Church and founder/CEO of HOST Ministries