by Ruth Olsen
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This is the fourth devotion in a series of seven based on Psalm 91:9–16.
‘He will command his angels concerning you’ (Psalm 91:11–12).
There are lots of times in the Old Testament where angels were sent to minister to, encourage, protect, rescue, help or strengthen someone. Likewise, in the New Testament, they are often sent by God as a messenger. We may not realise it at the time when they help us, only later, when we reflect on that near-miss, or that one who helped us when we were in desperate need but then was gone when we turned to thank them.
As we saw yesterday, God sends his angels to minister to people and to serve them. Yes, even today! They will lift you up in their hands so that you will not strike your foot against a stone (verse 12). That sounds very practical, even in everyday situations. The Lord knows our smallest need, as well as our biggest need. That doesn’t mean we won’t ever be hurt. Rather, in any situation of danger, trouble, or need, we can ask the Lord to send his angels to help us.
Martin Luther ends his morning and evening prayer with: ‘… let your holy angels be with us, that the wicked foe may have no power over us’. We are blessed with the Holy Spirit living in us, changing us from within, growing us in Jesus. And we are blessed when God sends his angels to help us.
Father, thank you for all that your angels do! Amen.