Psalm 91:11-12 – For He will give His angels [especial] charge over you to accompany and defend and preserve you in all your ways [of obedience and service]. They shall bear you up on their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone. (AMP)
Do you believe in angels? I sure do. I've had too many personal encounters with them not to. The first time I felt the presence of an angel was back in 1971 when my wife and I had been married for only two weeks, and we were on our way to a friend's wedding. I pulled out to overtake the car in front of me, and then that driver decided to pull out and overtake the car in front of him. As we were all doing around sixty miles per hour, overtaking was not a good idea. As a result, my car collided with the car in front, and we were now skidding in 360-degree circles down the highway.
The first thing I felt was somebody taking over driving the car. I believe it was an angel. We came to a halt on the edge of a very steep culvert. The next thing I remember was a very distinct presence that was in the car telling me, "Slow down. You have responsibilities now." Another thing that stood out to me was that everything in the back of the car was tossed round all over the place in a real mess, but things in the front seat and on the dashboard had not moved. We were both so very shaken by this whole incident that after we had swapped names and insurance details with the other drivers, we pulled over a little further down the road and thanked the Lord for His protection over us.
I have told this story to a number of people over the years, and some of them say that I'm making it up, but I know that I'm not. I firmly believe in angels, as I've had a number of similar times when angels were leading or protecting me. Although God does allow bad things, even disasters, to happen to us, we may never know how much worse they might have been had He not been guarding us. We can have a real sense of peace knowing that God has His special agents watching over us and our families.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, we thank You for Your free gift of salvation, for Your amazing grace, and for Your unconditional love to us. Lord, we also thank You for Your protecting angels who watch over us all the time. Even when we do silly things, Your protection is still with us, for Your Word tells us that You will never leave us or forsake us. In Jesus' precious name, we pray. Amen.