Do you have loved ones living a long ways away? Perhaps you have a college student thousands of miles from home. Maybe an elderly parent is living alone. I have a young single son living out of town. Whatever your situation might be, you probably worry about them at times, wondering how they are handling the issues of life. You probably often think about their physical and emotional needs, as well as their safety.
The Bible has much to say about God’s protection and provision. It has words of comfort to those who have family members that may be “out of one’s grasp.”
Psalm 32:8, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go. I will counsel you with My eye upon you.”
Psalm 91:11, “For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways. They will bear you up in their hands, lest you strike your foot against a stone.”
Psalm 121:8, “The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in, from this time forth and forever.”
Romans 8:38-39, “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Hebrews 13:5, “…I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you.”
God protects and provides through two channels: His Holy Spirit, and by angels. Rely upon GPS: God’s Protective Surveillance. Even though you can pray for them, call them regularly, and possibly visit them, there are times when you must simply commit them to the loving care of God. Claim the above verses. Realize that if your relative or friend is a Christian they have the Holy Spirit dwelling within 24 hours a day. And would it be too bold to ask for angels to help when supernatural provision or protection is required? According to the above verses, the answer is “No.”
It is clearly evident from these verses and from real life accounts that there are angels looking out for us, in the form of a “presence.” There are also numerous accounts of “people” seemingly appearing out of nowhere to help someone in time of desperate need, and then vanishing without a trace with no explanation. My dad had an encounter many years ago. He had a horrific accident caused by a drunk driver. His car hit a telephone pole. He told me that he felt a presence of some kind physically lift him out of the driver’s seat and set him down in the passenger’s seat. The pole was where he would have been.
There have also been many stories of people who have had a prompting of the Holy Spirit to pray for someone at a specific time, only to find out later that the person was spared from something terrible, at the exact time the other person prayed for them.
Rejoice in God’s protection and provision through His Holy Spirit and angels, working on behalf of your loved ones who may be many miles away. He has their back covered!