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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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142 Comments

  1. Barbara Medlin-Givens says:

    Very informative and true to Scripture. I appreciate when several verses are given to show that Scripture interprets Scripture, and we need to seek the Lord this way. God bless us all.

  2. Susan says:

    When I was helping a man in a mountain highway crash, angels ministered to us by helping me overcome my own distress of the -30° chill factor, my claustrophobia being inside a crushed car and easing his agony to the point that we had conversation while waiting for help. The clouds had parted enough only for the moon to shine on the crushed vehicle off the roadway. The man said he didn’t believe in God but by the time the ambulance arrived, he believed and we prayed!! He was paralyzed but lived.

  3. Suzanne says:

    I have always felt angels nearby even in my darkest hours.

  4. Randy A. Moore says:

    I was pondering on the return of Christ to take his people home in 2017 and I googled Billy Graham because I have often thought that surely God would allow Billy to be one of the few people that never has to see death. I hope I’m right!!

  5. Maryann Whitney says:

    I am truly grateful for God’s promises.

  6. Vickie Baker says:

    What are the ways guardian angels communicate with others?

  7. Sherri says:

    I do believe in angels and I do believe they escort my loved ones everywhere they go. Amen.

  8. Elizabeth K Castello says:

    I love to know that we all are born with guardian angels. It makes me more spiritual knowing that we are protected by them as we live on earth and beyond.