Next open hours: Tuesday January 17th
Job’s Journey to Trusting God
It is fairly common when we get sick or something goes wrong in our lives that we go to God with questions that ask, “What did I do to deserve this?” The focus is on us at this point. Job says, “Hear now my argument” (Job 13:6, NIV).
The middle of the book chronicles Job and his friends trying to reason and figure out why things went wrong and where God was in the middle of it. The cry is ultimately, “Don’t you care about what’s happening to me?” Job’s faith at this point goes back to what he can put his weight on: God’s Word. “But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold. My feet have closely followed his steps; I have kept to his way without turning aside. I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread” (Job 23:10-12).
After nine months of struggle and listening to both good and poor wisdom from friends, Job continues to wait for an answer from God. God shows up in a whirlwind and honors Job with a response. God reviews His acts of creation that include treasuries of snow, lightning storms, wild ox, horses, ostriches, and large sea creatures. Everything in nature is orchestrated to perfection. Including man and what happens to him.
As a result, Job decides to trust God completely. “I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted…My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you” (Job 42:2,5). Job reaches this conclusion without exact explanation for his situation. What he knows is that God cares about him. From this place of trust, the Lord asks Job to pray for his friends. “And the Lord restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed, the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before” (Job 42:10).
Trust is a journey. Every person of faith seems to find themselves on this road at some point in life, and sometimes more than once. Even Jesus had to surrender to the Father’s will and timing. We understand now how that was good for all of mankind. As we learn to trust God with data points of what we can understand looking back, it gives us the ability to trust God going forward when our current circumstances don’t make sense or seem overwhelming. Our confidence comes from knowing He loves us in the midst of our trials and is with us in trouble. “He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him” (Psalm 91:15, NKJV).
God Answers Prayer
A lady came for prayer about an upcoming surgery, which came and went smoothly. She also asked for prayer for her 79 year old cousin. This woman was at death’s door. She had had Covid twice since Thanksgiving. She also had severe pneumonia. She had been in and out of the hospital five times since Thanksgiving. She couldn’t walk or function at all. She had lost all muscle and bladder control. She was getting worse and worse. She couldn’t even open her eyes or talk on the phone, as she was too weak. She had been taken to Stanford the day before the Healing Room appointment. The night after the Healing Rooms’ prayers, our visitor got a call from her cousin saying she was “BACK.” Meaning “back to normal.” Her cousin’s voice was clear and energetic. She didn’t cough once during the conversation. She had experienced a complete miraculous turn around. In the visitor’s words, her cousin had gone “from literally dying…to an instant recovery over night!!!” All praise goes to the God’s power to heal.
One woman’s stress went from a 10 to a 4. She said the prayer team members took the time to listen and were able to deliver their message in a clear and professional manner. She felt validated and heard. The prayer was exactly what she needed. The woman received an email from her case worker that promised to escalate her case to the top level, which had previously been deadlocked. She felt a weight lift off of her. She was encouraged for more breakthroughs in other areas of life. She had more energy to focus on multiple other tasks.
One lady reported back that she loved her appointment because she got a word from God for the year. The team also explained how to search for scriptures on a particular matter and look at what God has to say about the concerns in her life. Certain passages about Jesus’ teachings were particularly pertinent to her.
Scheduling An Appointment
Together, Silicon Valley Healing Rooms Prayer Ministers are ready to take your prayer requests to God in prayer. They also seek God’s word for you in advance of the appointment.
Online sessions continue to occur the first and third Tuesday of every month. You are invited to schedule time to receive prayer on those days.
To sign up for an appointment, there are TWO STEPS:
1. Let us know your TOP THREE APPOINTMENT TIME PREFERENCES, in order of priority.
We will set up the teams and send the zoom information on Monday prior to the Tuesday appointment.
2. Share a phone number so we can TEXT you with scheduling changes.
In the event that we are not able to offer you the time frames you desire, you may share a phone number with us to text you if an opening should arise when someone needs to cancel an appointment. This happens from time to time, and we are able to text you to see if you are available to join an available prayer team. All information is confidential to the ministry and is not used for solicitation. This step is optional.
You are welcome to sign up for prayer appointments at the following times listed below:
|Morning Times:||11:10 to 11:40 am|
|11:55 to 12:25 pm|
|12:40 to 1:10 pm|
|Evening Times:||7:10 to 7:40 pm|
|7:55 to 8:25 pm|
|8:40 to 9:10 pm|
It is our greatest joy to join you in prayer and pray for whatever you want to bring before God.
We pray, believing, knowing, and confident that God answers prayer.
If you don’t need prayer right now, you are welcome to forward this to others you know that might want people to pray with them.
***We love to hear how God has answered prayer. Please share what God has done in your life as a result of prayer. You can reply to this email, or share it in your appointment, or write a comment on our web site.
The spiritual winds are blowing strength, life, and peace into us,
Stephanie Shoquist, Donna Maranon, Jim Clow
Directors, Silicon Valley Healing Rooms Team
Future Open Hours Online. January 17, 2023 & February 7, 2023
For more information about Silicon Valley Healing Rooms, visit www.SiliconValleyHealingRooms.com