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

Q:

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?


A:

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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44 Comments

  1. Simon Mtonga says:

    I am so absorbed in this devotion

  2. Rudy says:

    I truly believe in guardian angels two major motorcycle accidents and I saw both times my life flash in front of me, thinking there no way I would see my kids and family. But through Gods mercy I survive bc of his angels thank you Lord!

  3. Spring Knapp says:

    Billy Graham is one of my favorites.

  4. Debbie Shrewsbury says:

    Thank you lord for alway being there

  5. Vivienne de—heet says:

    Very good writeup

  6. Sandra Ayoo says:

    Thank you Lord for your angels who accompany me, defend me, guard me, and preserve me everyday of my life. I believe in the ministry of angels though I do not see them.

  7. Celia Resendez says:

    I’m a believer but I have a lot of learning to do I always wondered about angles but I see with this there always around

  8. Chris McEwan says:

    Everyday I thank God for keeping me safe by saying: ‘Angel of God my guardian dear, for whom God’s love committed me here, everyday be at my side, to light my way, to rule and guide. Amen

    1. Natacha mikolo says:

      Thank you Chris for this powerful prayer and most of all thanks Billy for this message on angels as a new christian am still searching for answers and was never sure about angels and their rôles in our lives , now i know!

  9. abby galang says:

    God is watching over us everyday. He will allow trials but He make sure that we are able to overcome it.
    Thank you for the reminder that we have our angels with us. God bless.

  10. Frank mwangi says:

    I thank God 4 giving me angels to keep me safe day and night…thank u 4 encouraging words.b blessed…