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Does each person have a guardian angel that watches over them? I'd like to think so, but if we do have a special angel protecting us, then why do we still have accidents and things like that?


Whenever I’m asked why bad things happen to us, I have to admit that I don’t have a full answer to that question. Evil is real, and none of us are free from its devastation.

But the Bible does tell us that for the believer nothing happens outside God’s control–and yes, if we know Christ, His angels continually watch over us. The Bible says that God “will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways” (Psalm 91:11). It also teaches that the angels–although they are largely unseen–watch over us and work for our good. The Bible says, “Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” (Hebrews 1:14).

Rather than only one angel, therefore, God surrounds us with a host of angels to protect us and go before us. Even when hard times come, Satan can never snatch us away from their protection–and some day they will escort us safely to heaven. The reality of God’s angels should give us great confidence in the Bible’s promises.

While the angels are real, we are not to become preoccupied with them or to worship them. Only God is worthy of our worship, and only Christ saves us. Trust Him alone as your Savior, for “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

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  1. Carol cain says:

    Will my son know me in heaven as his mom?

  2. iytem says:

    Thanks for your help.

  3. Robert says:

    Yes Psalm 91 is the only verse that mentions the word guard but the Angel was sent to protect him for a certain time not for his entire life. There are 30 or so verses that talk about Angels watching over us but only when God sends them and only for certain situations and times, not our whole lives.

  4. Shirley Patton says:

    Thank you for the explanation

  5. rica says:

    GOD BLESS!!!

  6. Coy Young says:

    Every day, when you pray, ask God to surround you and your family with His Guardian angels. My mom taught me how to pray like that when I was ljust a ittle kid. If you believe in the Bible then you must believe in angels also because the Bible tells us that they are. That also means that demons are real (fallen angels). I thank God that He protects me and my family every day. Give your life to Jesus by accepting him as your Lord and savior and regardless of what you go through in life, you will have PEACE knowing that God is on your side and He will send His angels to guard you. It”s simple, just say a prayer asking for forgiveness of your sins and ask Jesus to rule over your life. Thank you Jesus!

  7. Anne Puckett says:

    Having a guardian angel is such a comfort. I know I wouldn’t be alive today if it wasn’t for my guardian angel protecting me. God is awesome. I love Jesus.

  8. Rache M. Schwebach says:

    Angels are an interesting topic. I am humbled just to think that angels who are smarter, stronger and bigger than us minister to us as God commands. I do not worship them but I am amazed that they are there to help us. Thank you God!

  9. Steve Hickam says:

    You always have the right answer