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HOW MUCH LONGER UNTIL WE GET THERE

How much longer Do you have faith? Faith to believe in something that is felt but not seen? Since my Sunday posts are faith-based, I assume that most of you answered YES to those questions. Even though I consider myself someone who has faith, there are times when my faith wavers, and I bet yours does also.

My faith doesn’t waver when it comes to believing that there is a God and He knows my name. That is one of those written in stone beliefs, and I don’t waver from that. However, faith isn’t only about believing there is a God, but also about having the faith to trust Him in every situation.

I bet you have heard the saying, “a watched pot never boils.” Basically, that means that when you are waiting for something to happen, it feels like it takes forever. When my two youngest children were small, we would travel back and forth to visit my parents who lived five hours away. I tried to explain how long it would take to reach our destination, but I heard, “how much longer until we get there” over and over and over again. Telling my children that we had three more hours was like telling them how to build a watch, it went over their heads.

I finally came up with a way to help them understand the concept of time. They loved watching certain children’s shows, and each one of them was 30 minutes long. So when they would ask how much longer, I might say, 3 Full Houses and 3 Barneys. They still didn’t understand how long that was going to be, but they knew that it was going to take a while, but we would eventually get where we were going.

How many of us are like my children? We pray and ask God for an answer, and if we don’t hear something back in a short period of time, we start to whine and say, “how much longer?” How much longer until You guide me to a new job? How much longer until I see the healing? How much longer until I start to hear Your voice?

When you are looking at Eternity, time isn’t an issue. The Lord doesn’t run on a time schedule as we do, so His answer might be five years down the road when we wanted the answer last week. The big key to waiting is FAITH. Faith that the answer WILL come even if the timeframe is dragging on forever.

Yesterday’s Verse of the Day:

Romans 5:8

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

is what made me start thinking about faith. God gave us His Son, and Christ died on the cross for us WHILE WE WERE STILL SINNERS. God didn’t say that He would give His Son when we changed our lives around. He didn’t say that He would die on the cross when we were saved. God had faith enough to give His Son while we were still sinners, but I wonder if He asks, “how much longer will they keep going down that wrong path?” “How much longer will they lie, cheat, and steal?” “How much longer?”

God is waiting on us, and I have the faith to believe that one day I will be meeting with Him in Heaven. I hope He looks at me and says, “what took you so long, I’ve been waiting on you!”

To God Goes The Glory!

Have A Blessed Day!

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39 Comments

  1. Tania, Loved this post. This is definitely me. I do have faith but I pray everyday for 3 certain things for myself and I keep wondering how much longer it is going to be for God to answer me or open a door. Or has he already and I just overlooked it the answer because I wasn’t sure it ws God or Satan!!

  2. Oh I love this.. even after being a Christian my entire life I wish the Lord could tell me it will only be 2 Monks, 3 48 Hours and 1 BlueBloods away until you get an answer. That analogy really made me smile and confirms that you are not only pretty but that you are a pretty smart cookie.

  3. Thanks, I, as well, need to hear this. Often, as we cry out to the Lord we want an answer NOW. Sometimes it is very difficult being a
    human !

  4. Thank you for the wonderful post on faith. It was an excellent description of waiting and having faith. Your Sunday posts are a blessing!

  5. Thanks for this great post…I love the song You Know My Name by Tasha Cobbs Leonard…you will too❤️

  6. Thank you for this Sunday post on Palm Sunday. I am in a season of waiting ….. not for myself but for children and grandchildren. Some of them have decisions to make about about their future and are not making good choices. I pray they will make the most important decision and that is to follow your leading. Thank you for this encouraging post.

    1. Judy, waiting is so hard, especially when you are waiting for an answer for a loved one. The Lord hears you!

  7. I love your Sunday posts!! You have a simple and straightforward way of getting important messages across. Gos bless you!

  8. Dearest Tania,

    I read your Sunday bible posts every week. Each week I learn something about the Lord and his message for us, but sometimes I feel the post was specifically written for me to see that week. This has happened several times in the past and today, I felt written just for me to receive. I just want to thank you for being a messenger for our Lord, you certainly have touched my life with these Sunday devotionals and I am sure many, many more as well. I read your daily posts on fashion every day as well and have learned so much! Thank you for your amazing fashion sense and lovely stories along with the photos and dressing tips and tricks. You are a very talented woman. Thank you again for touching us all with your talents. God Bless. Teresa Greenwald

  9. Amen! I’m in a season of waiting right now and your post hits spot on! Thank you for reminding me about the gift of God’s timing and love. I’m watching the sun rise in this blessed Palm Sunday and feel so grateful for the Holy Week ahead of us. Praise God! Have an amazing week my beautiful sister in Christ…..what a blessing you are.
    Jenniffer