‘The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, And rescues them.’ Psalm 34:7 NASB
What are some other situations when God might send an angel to help you? 1) To get you out of trouble. Lot was living in Sodom, a city about to be destroyed because of its extreme sin. That’s when God sent angels to rescue him and his family from impending doom. Lot listened, obeyed, and survived, but sadly his wife didn’t, and she perished (see Genesis 19). 2) To change your life’s direction. ‘Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro…There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush’ (Exodus 3:1-2 NIV). Moses thought his life was over. He grew up in a palace and ended up in a pasture. But every experience, good and bad, had equipped him to lead the greatest migration of people in history. 3) When you’re facing your biggest challenge. In order to enter the promised land, Israel first had to conquer its biggest city, Jericho. And Joshua hadn’t a clue as to how to do it. That’s when God sent an angel with a plan that would literally bring down the walls (see Joshua 5:14). 4) When you have given it your best and want to give up. After his spectacular victory over the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel, Jezebel put out a death threat on the prophet Elijah. How did it affect him? He told God he’d had enough and wanted to die. ‘Then he lay down and fell asleep … there was an angel touching him, and he said to him, “Arise, eat!”’ (1 Kings 19:4-5 NASB). Even today, God still sends angels in disguise to help us.
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