When God sends you an angel (4)
“My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions.” Da 6:22 NIV
Here are some more situations when God might send an angel to help you. (1) When doing the right thing gets you into trouble. Doing God’s will put Daniel in a lions’ den, but God brought him out and publicly vindicated him. The king declared, “Every part of my kingdom…must…reverence the God of Daniel. For…his dominion will never end” (v. 26 NIV). (2) When you’re tired of battling temptation. When the urge to pick up a drink, drug, or a cigarette feels overwhelming, or you think the only way out is to lie, or loneliness is driving you into the arms of the wrong person. After Jesus had battled temptation for forty days, the Bible says, “The devil leaveth him, and behold, angels came and ministered unto him” (Mt 4:11). (3) When the load you have been called to carry feels too heavy. Facing the indescribable agony of being crucified on a cross, Jesus prayed the defining prayer of His life: “‘Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.’ An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him” (Lk 22:42-43 NIV). God will strengthen you through His Word and prayer. Sometimes He will send people you know to help you do it. Paul wrote, “We were harassed at every turn—conflicts on the outside, fears within. But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus” (2Co 7:5-6 NIV). Other times, He will send an angel. Bottom line: When you call on God for help, you can be sure that help is on the way.