Angels On Duty

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 NIV

My youngest son, Jonah, was about four years old when he was nearly mauled by a dog! He had been playing in the yard with the neighborhood kids as he always did. And as I always did, I had poked my head out the door to check on him. I noticed him standing on the other side of the yard, frozen in place. His eyes were locked on the scary neighborhood dog running right for him. This dog was mean, and all the kids knew to stay away from it. Somehow that day it had escaped its fenced in yard and was headed right for my little boy. I had no time to reach him and I was certain I was about to see him be mauled by a dog. But the strangest thing happened! Just as the dog was about to pounce, it stopped dead in its tracks and ran off. Not one hair on Jonah’s head was harmed and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that an angel intervened that day. 

One of my favorite passages of scripture tells us God has commanded His angels to guard us and that they will intervene to keep us from harm. I have believed this for as long as I can remember, and I have proclaimed it countless times as I envisioned the heavenly hosts on assignment. I have prayed it over my husband and my children. I have prayed it over school busses and cars. I have prayed it at the start of the day as I sent them on their way and lying in bed at night while I waited for them to come home. 

When you pray a prayer like that, you can’t help but have faith that God heard you and that He's on it! His angels are there just as He commands them to be and no situation will occur in the lives of God's children that hasn't been approved by Him. 

Don’t let fear and worry overtake you. Trust that God has angels on duty surrounding your loved ones and intervening to keep them safe. Hold on to this promise and let go of fear. 

Heavenly Father, thank you for the promise of protection. Surround my loved ones with your angels and intervene in our lives for Your glory. In Jesus name, Amen.

Used by permission of Christian Devotions Ministries.

Erika, Minnesota