For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.” Psalm 91:11

My husband, Derek, stood on a street corner in downtown Portland, waiting for the light to change. He was crossing a three lane, one-way road. When the traffic stopped, Derek stepped out with the “walk” signal and began to make his way to the other side. He was just about to pass the third lane, when the driver decided to run the red light. The car zoomed by him, barely missing him by inches. Derek stood there in shock with adrenaline pumping through his body; he thought, one more step and I’d be dead.

An eye witness to the drama called out, “Man, I can’t believe you’re still alive.”

Derek thought the same thing!

How many times have we been in similar situations? A hairs breath away from a car accident, turning aside just in the nick of time to miss an out of control ball or taking a nasty fall that resulted in a broken arm, that should have been a broken neck. I wonder, how many times an angel has saved me from harm? I think, more than I will ever know.

For Hebrews 1:14 tells us, “Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?”

Angels do watch over us, and yet at times we still stumble and fall. We and our loved ones can still experience devastating sickness and physical injury. The apostle Paul was miraculously saved from death many times and yet he still suffered beatings, stoning’s, and personal illness. For the Lord told Paul, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9).

So let us praise the Lord for the many times He has miraculously saved us and let us praise the Lord for His grace that is always upon us, especially in our weaknesses and in our trials.

Prayer: Dear Father, thank you for the many times you have protected us and our loved ones. I ask you Lord, please, for more grace in our times of need. I love you Father. Amen.

Published by Linda Colby

Linda has been a Bible teacher in a national women's ministry for the past 14 years, overseeing and leading women of all ages and their children in their pursuit of growing in the knowledge and understanding of the Word and deepening their relationships in Jesus Christ. She is now involved with the new ministry “The Encouraging Word”. She has a Masters in Bible and Theology from Western Seminary and works with a team to write Bible studies that will encourage, teach, counsel and grow men and women in relationship to God and to one another.

3 thoughts on “ANGELS ON GUARD

  1. Thanks, for this encouraging word! It is a good reminder of how God takes care of us when we find ourselves in circumstances beyond our control.


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