“For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways.
On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the adder;
the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.
Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
I will protect him, because he knows my name.
When he calls to me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”Psalm 91: 11-16
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My guardian angel logs frequent flyer miles.
We once followed a blizzard across the western United States while trying to get home for Christmas.
As we reached the top of an incline in icy Utah mountains, blowing snow concealed a semi stopped in our lane. With little time to respond, our guardian angel kicked, and we slid to the right, unharmed but stuck in a snow-packed ditch. We tried to dig out with large cups until other stopped travelers had mercy on us and pushed us out.
In Wyoming, the Highway Patrol kept closing the freeway ahead of us. Undeterred, we traveled side roads around the closed freeway. Finally forced to stop that night in Laramie, we got a hotel room and waited for daybreak. The next morning, the blizzard had passed and daylight revealed thirty miles of dangerous curves and a steep climb through the Snowy Mountains, untenable in the dark. After another icy skid into the freeway median, we finally reached our destination.
This treacherous journey showed me that God protects and saves, even though we make poor decisions and insist on our own way. Many perils persisted, but our God delivered us from icy roads, blowing snow, and unexpected dangers.
But even if the Lord had chosen not to do so, we still trust Him. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego expressed this trust in the Lord when faced with punishment in the fiery furnace. They told King Nebuchadnezzar, “Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up” (Daniel 3:17–18).
Our God faithfully cares for us, protects, delivers us from trouble, answers our prayers, and gives us salvation through the perfect life, death, and resurrection of God’s Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ. In Him, God gives us all good gifts.
Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.