Does each person have a guardian angel that watches over them? I'd like to think so, but if we do have a special angel protecting us, then why do we still have accidents and things like that? — Z.G.
Whenever I'm asked why bad things happen to us, I have to admit that I don't have a full answer to that question. Evil is real, and none of us are free from its devastation.
But the Bible does tell us that for the believer nothing happens outside God's control—and yes, if we know Christ, His angels continually watch over us. The Bible says that God "will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways" (Psalm 91:11). It also teaches that the angels—although they are largely unseen—watch over us and work for our good. The Bible says, "Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?" (Hebrews 1:14).
Rather than only one angel, therefore, God surrounds us with a host of angels to protect us and go before us. Even when hard times come, Satan can never snatch us away from their protection—and some day they will escort us safely to heaven. The reality of God's angels should give us great confidence in the Bible's promises.
While the angels are real, we are not to become preoccupied with them or to worship them. Only God is worthy of our worship, and only Christ saves us. Trust Him alone as your Savior, for "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12).