As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.
2 Corinthians 6:1,2
Help Right Now
Don’t you just hate it when you try to help, and the person is like, “No, no, never mind, thanks anyway, I’ll be fine?” You know they are not fine, and you know they could really use the help. You hate to watch them keep failing. It’s frustrating. You wish the best for them, and something in them keeps them from realizing it. What is it? Pride? Ignorance? Fear?
You must recognize that God wants to help you, right? He wants the best for you, and because he made you, he knows what is best for you, even when you don’t realize it. You keep trying to say that everything is all right, but God knows that everything is not all right. He knows that better than you do!
And God’s help is not the kind of help that works only in the future. He is helpful right now! His forgiveness of your sins counts right now. His promises of relief from anxiety are designed to take immediate effect. His calming presence and protection are right here, right now. You don’t have to go somewhere else to receive them.
You might think that you do not deserve these good things. You’re right! You don’t! That’s why God calls them grace, which is things that you do not deserve. He’s giving them to you anyway. Right now—that’s the point.
So don’t delay. Go to God in prayer and thank him for blessing you. Take a deep sigh of relief. Now is the time of God’s favor. Now is the day of salvation.
Lord Jesus, thank you for the forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation. Take away my anxiety and give me peace. Amen.
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