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Q:

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?


A:

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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162 Comments

  1. Ken thomas says:

    Amen so true.

  2. Ken Thomas says:

    Yes and amen. Take advantage and read and believe the Word of God.

  3. Theda Wildes says:

    Thank you for providing an answer to that.

  4. corinne yaworski says:

    Yes, I believe in guardian angels. I think God sends them in people form too. It is in God’s plan that they will guard us. When I am at my worst, Christ is at his best. At church in prayer, some people, including me, hear them singing along with us. Not all the time, but they are there.

  5. Fgjackson says:

    Thanks so much for this divine answer from the late great Billy Graham. It’s explained in such clarity, much like all of his sermons! I have so much respect for him. He has inspired and encouraged me for so many years! Thank God for him and I’m so happy he made it home👏 God rest his soul in peace!

  6. Gairold Patton says:

    Our Lord Jesus is very close. Thank you for the many years of Bible teaching. I really enjoyed “Angels.”

  7. innocentia says:

    Wow, thank you for this answer. It’s really a spiritual booster. I am blessed.

  8. Brenda says:

    I enjoyed the read.