Sometimes it seems that God has deserted us. Just when I start thinking that way, I recall all the times when God’s angels interceded in my life.
There was the time I worked at a loan company and two masked robbers came in brandishing guns and demanding cash. My young life flashed before my eyes as I handed one of them the key to the cash drawer and was told to hit the floor and put my hands over my head. By God’s grace, my life was spared.
There was the time I lay on an operating table as my blood pressure dropped to dangerous levels and I seemed to be approaching death as I witnessed the entire scene from above. God sent angels of mercy in the form of skilled medical personnel.
There was the time when it seemed all was lost. Our business failed. Our home went into foreclosure. Those we considered friends deserted us. We had to start from scratch. God put people in our lives who were true angels, giving us opportunities to work and rebuild.
We all face tough times, but I believe that God sends His angels to those who believe in Him. These emissaries watch over us, they protect, they cover us with God’s perfect love and they give us hope.
In each of our trials, there is an answer – a way out. We may not always see it at the time, but God’s holy angels are at work in each difficult situation. They may appear as a friend you’ve just met who is in your life for only a short time. They come when we need them most.
When it seems there’s no hope, ask God to send His holy angels for protection,inspiration and encouragement, knowing that angels do dwell among us.