It’s a wonderful thing to delight in our salvation. When we talk about the fact that God has saved us, most often we are thinking about how He has atoned for our sins and taken on the penalty that was rightly ours to bear (2 Cor. 5:21). Repenting from living for ourselves and placing our trust in His Son’s death and subsequent resurrection means that rather than spending eternity apart from God, as we deserve, our eternal home is with Him. We think of our salvation as what we will experience when our life on this Earth ends. Our salvation is a future reality that we have not yet experienced.
It’s true that we won’t partake of the fullness of salvation until we stand united with our Savior, however, as the Psalmist reminds us (Ps. 68:19), God’s provision for our lives is not reserved only for eternity. He is daily providing the strength His children need to live a life that is pleasing to Him. He doesn’t just care about what happens when our lives end; He is intimately concerned with what is going on in our lives now (Mt. 6:28-30). While we may not fully appreciate the magnitude of what we have been saved from until we stand before Him face-to-face, we should recognize that His concern for His children is not only for that day, but for today as well.
Looking forward to eternity and rejoicing in our ultimate salvation is appropriate. Being thankful that God provides for us on a daily basis is as well.