“For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone” (Psalm 91:11). This incredible Psalm starts talking about “those who dwell in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty” (v.1). It seems that trusting in God has its benefits! Angels? You say. There isn’t such a thing. Well, I trust in the Word of God, the Bible, which tells us that we each have guardian angels.
Reread the story of Jacob, “the deceiver” who was going to meet with his brother Esau after bamboozling him out of his inheritance and blessing from his father Isaac. “Jacob also went on his way, and the angels of God met him. When Jacob saw them, he said, ‘this is the camp of God!” (Genesis 32:1-2). It reminded him of his dream from Genesis 28 where at Bethel, the house of God, he saw the angels of God ascending and descending the ladder to heaven. This is where he was promised the land that God has promised Abraham for his descendants. God worked and works in dreams His will to convey.Be alert.
Jesus was tempted to use the angels to protect him by Satan in his own temptation in Luke 4. We do not want to put the Lord God to the test. Yes, angels were at Jesus’ disposal, but it is God who redeems and saves us. He protects us, perhaps through his angels. God uses them, as he did with Gideon who was easily frightened. In Judges 6 we read of the angel of the Lord demonstrated God’s power and presence. He did the same for Joshua in Judges telling of God’s covenant.
In Psalm 34, David “sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame…The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them” (Psalm 34:4-7).
Daniel was protected by angels closing the mouths of lions. Peter was freed from prison in Acts 12 by angels. Have you been “Touched by an Angel?” Probably you have without knowing it. I have written of seemingly miraculous deliverances in Alaska and other places in my life. These are not coincidences or luck. This is God acting and sometimes through His angels whom He commands.