By   •   August 10, 2006   •   Topics: , , , ,


If angels are real, then why don't they keep us from getting hurt? I was in an auto accident a few months ago and ended up in the hospital for three weeks. Where was my guardian angel while all that was happening?


God hasn’t promised that we’ll never get hurt or sick, or have other problems in life. Job—who knew what it was to go through hard times—wisely said that “man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward” (Job 5:7).

But God has promised to be with us when hard times come—and one way He does this is through the protection of His angels. You may not see them or even be aware of their presence—but they still were looking after you during this accident and protecting you from even more harm. They also have been with you to help you in your recovery. Instead of doubting God’s care and wondering if He has abandoned you, may your heart instead be filled with thanksgiving.

Admittedly, we don’t always understand why bad things happen to us; someday, all our questions will be answered, but not yet. But by faith we know that God’s promise is true: “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways” (Psalm 91:11). This is God’s promise to every believer.

The most important way God’s angels do this is by safeguarding our souls from Satan’s fury until death, when they usher us safely into God’s presence forever. Do you have this assurance in your heart? Do you know for sure that if you had died in this accident, you would have gone to heaven? You can, by giving your life to Christ today.

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  1. George Parker says:

    No matter what the cause of my death, I believe I am going to heaven.

  2. George says:

    I believe in angels. I was in a wreck, in which I possibly should have been killed, but for the grace of God, I wasn’t.

  3. Tommy Jean Elliott says:

    i definitely believe we have a guardian angel or angels. I have fallen on several occasions (one very recently) and there is no doubt in my mind that an angel cushioned my falls. I’ve not broken a bone, got a bruise or even a scratch. There is no telling how many other times my angel has prevented an incident. I’m a believer!

  4. margaret pun says:

    l am listening to Pastor Lutzer on ‘patience ‘ as l type. l do believe if l died l will go to heaven but l need god to help choose what type of treatment is best for my health situation.

  5. Barbara Eanes says:

    Life is a challenge but with God all things are possible. You just got to pray often and keep your faith, hope and trust in check. Even in the worst of times God is good!!!

  6. Emily Huerta says:

    I absolutely love reading Everyday with Billy Graham, it’s very inspiring and I am blessed each time I read.

  7. susan says:

    I have survived cancer 4 timesI’ve had two melanomasinto breast cancersthere is a God I had a lot of faithand even though I what do Christian thenhe still saved me

  8. Earnie says:

    I’ve never known life with out Billy Graham. Never heard a negative word about him. God has used him to provide good words of wisdom and encouragement throughout his life. May God bless you and yours, Dr Graham.

  9. Lesa says:

    And sometimes ….in accidents or other happenings in our lives the angels are there to carry us home Luke 16:22 most will look upon death as the wrong thing that should happen. But we learn from Psalm 116: 15 That when a saint dies it is precious in the sight of the LORD