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What Does the Bible Say About Guardian Angels?

Cheryl Mascarenhas Mar 18, 2020
The image that one conjures up of angels are cherubic creatures with wings. Well, you would be surprised to know that, that's not how the Bible actually describes them. Nevertheless, there are angels to carry out a duty of being there for you at all times. Let's understand our guardian angels better.

Catholic Intercession to the Guardian Angel

Angel of God, my guardian dear
To whom God's love commits me here.
Ever this day/night be at my side
To light, to guard, to rule and guide.
Imagine your plight if you get to know that there was someone beside you even when you very well know you are alone. You are sure to freak out with the possibility of finding an invisible creature standing beside/behind you.
Each of us is surrounded by angels, who are dutifully guarding us from harm. Think of the numerous times you have felt an overpowering presence around you when you have been distressed.
This presence, according to the Bible, is none other than the angel assigned to your service.
They hover around you, ready to pull you back when you are in danger and to watch over every minute of your waking and unconscious life. They aid you in life's toughest choices and help you implement changes in your life.
Let's understand these mystical beings and decipher their meaning in each of our lives. It's time to get to know our guardian angels and implore their help in whatever we do.
Guardian Angel

What do Our Guardian Angels Do for Us?

And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of the cherub, and the second face was a human face, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle. ― Ezekiel 10:14 (ESV)
Most of us are fascinated with the idea of a fantastical fairy, and we quickly come to associate our guardian angel to be something like that. In the Bible, you will find the mention of different angels―some who have multiple faces, while some are larger than life.
Some angels are invisible, some are bright and fiery, while still others appear like ordinary humans. The only ones to have names are angel Gabriel and Michael the Archangel.
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone. ― Psalm 91:11-12
All those who believe in God have an angel to guard them from harm. Each of God's choicest angels is encharged to guard us from harm. Psalm 34:7 states that the Angel of God delivers all those who fear the Lord.
Angels, thus understood, are God's helpers who have been assigned the task to protect, defend, and deliver each one of us from all that is evil. The angels, you can say, are at His disposal to help one of 'His little ones'―that is us humans who are the least of all.
See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven. ― Matthew 18:10 (ESV)
The angels are attuned to God's command, so as to assist a believer when it is needed. Through the angels, we are made aware of an omniscient God who is overlooking each and every one of His creation at all times.
In short, the believer is called not to despise any of God's creation, for he has them covered with angels, and despising one of his creations is akin to despising His angels, and eventually, God himself.
So to say, even when the Bible does not specify that each of us has been assigned an individual angel to take care of us, we can rest assured that we are tended to by his trusted angels.
Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents. ― Luke 15:10 (ESV)
The angels in heaven rejoice each time a believer reconciles with the Almighty. Indeed, the angels have a lot to cheer about when a sinner repents and finds his/her way back to the kingdom of God.
Being God's messengers, they seek pleasure and interest in helping people of God come closer to Him. So to say, the angels are ministers who are sent out to serve the ones going astray and to help them reconcile with their true faith.

The Duties of Angels

» They perform the will of God.
» They report to God.
» They glorify the Lord.
» They help humans.
» They observe God's people.
» They may escort the soul at the time of death.
» They encourage and minister to God's people.
In short, your guardian angels are always there for you. If you believe and look at them with the eyes of a child, someday, you might even see them hovering around you.