For He says: “In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. (2 Cor 6:2, emphasis added)
As I understand it, this verse is the Lord’s way of encouraging us to have an active, expectant faith for whatever our need may be. The type of faith this verse encourages is one that says, “Today is the day of salvation! Hurrah! God has answered me today. Praise the Lord Most High.”
This verse imparts a wonderful sense of hope and the expectation of the fulfillment of God’s promises—the sort of any-moment-now excitement of receiving a wonderful gift and blessing any moment. This is a result of a clear understanding of how much God loves each one of us, and how He greatly He loves to answer our prayers, help us, and to meet our needs.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I hope [confidently expect] in Him!” (Lam 3:24)