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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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50 Comments

  1. Christopher Burkett says:

    I have been in a few vehicle accidents in my life and I truly believe God’s hands were upon me.. Praise God! He has something for me to do and I’m still here. Thank you Jesus!

  2. Michael Carag says:

    I have been lost for a while. Ex-dope-fiend, saved in 2004 through Victory Outreach. 13 months in rehab, & now, in 2014, I’m struggling w/ pot. What’s wrong w/ me?

    1. Tee says:

      Dear Michael, the God we serve never changes. He’s the same yesterday, today and forever more. Pls keep asking Him for strength at this truing time He will surely answer tou. Shalom!,

  3. Barbara eanes says:

    God is good and a very presence help in trouble. Thanks to God for his angels that surrounds us.

  4. kayode Odufalu says:

    Everyone has got a guardian angel that minister continuously to us not to deviate from the way, the truth and the life. It is left to us hearken to the voice that we may know what our purpose is for that day.

  5. Don McLean says:

    I enjoy these comments

  6. Jackie smith says:

    I have. Always trusted and believes Billy Graham. He was always interesting in a revival. God chose a perfect man. Thank you Jesus. Amen

  7. Musical Servant says:

    When I was 9 years old I had a tumor in my ear pressing against my brain. The morning of my surgery an angel visited me. He told me there was a reason for what I was going through. I have since experienced many tragedies and joys. The greatest tragedy is not knowing God. I am safe. What happened back then did not disable me, but made me super human in a sound studio. Not enough room to explain the physiology- All things DO work together for good.

  8. Starette says:

    Truth and very comforting to remember this! Praise God for His mighty Angels and always, always being here to protect, guide and shelter!

  9. Rachel Hickey says:

    27yrs ago I had a roll pver accident in SoCal. Was on 1 frwy veering off to catch another. Was a Friday night with a lot of traffic & even though my car while rolling & skidding went from lane to lane back over to the 1 lane to catch the other frwy, no other car was involved by God’s Grace & Mercy! I remember half my life flashing before my eyes as it all happened. The amazing part is at that time, I was not saved! When I crawled out of the upside down car & saw the car’s condition, my 1st words were “Thank you God!” There is no doubt angels were with me protecting me from dying because everyone who saw the condition (including the junkyard owner where I had to go days later to retrieve my belongings), couldn’t believe I was still alive. He said people whose cars were not anywhere as bad of condition as mine, died & that I was very lucky to be alive, standing there with only bruises & a stitched gash in my knee! No doubt the Lord spared & protected bc it was NOT my time yet!