…Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
2 Corinthians 6:2
Beware of two thieves in your life. They are called “yesterday” and “tomorrow.” They will try to rob you of your present joy. Yesterday will remind you of your past mistakes and mire you in regret. Tomorrow will remind you of your upcoming challenges and try to drown you with worry.
Remember the two thieves who were crucified with Jesus? One of them lived in his past (yesterday). So conscious of all that he had done, he could not repent and would not ask the Lord to save him. The other thief pointed the Lord to the future (tomorrow), saying, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” Jesus’ answer was “today”—“today you will be with Me in Paradise” (Luke 23:42–43). Jesus saved him that very day!
Beloved, Jesus was crucified in the midst of these two thieves to redeem you from being robbed left and right of your present joy and peace. You don’t have to live life regretting the past or worrying about the future. When it comes to your salvation, God has only one timing—now. His Word says that “now is the accepted time…now is the day of salvation.” If you are sick, God wants you healed now. Is that hard to believe? Look at how Jesus healed the sick. He never told any one of them who came to Him, “Not today. Come back tomorrow,” or “You are too late. You should have come yesterday.”
My friend, God wants to help you today, not tomorrow or next week. He is a very present help in times of trouble (Psalm 46:1). Reach out now and take all the help you need from Him!