Devotional Thought

You Are Special — God Watches Over You

New parents hover over their children. They get up in the middle of the night to check on their breathing. They worry about each cough. They shield their little ones from the sun’s glare and dress them against cold winds.

Would you expect anything less from your heavenly Father?

God “causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous” (Matthew 5:45).

God watches over us directly. He also uses his angels to protect us.

The Bible says the Lord “will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone” (Psalm 91:11,12).

Hollywood portrays angels as “playing in the outfield,” “touching people,” and even working for some guy named Charlie.

Some of what Hollywood says about angels is true. Angels are present everywhere — from baseball parks to our own living rooms.

Much of what Hollywood says is suspect. Angels don’t answer to “Charlie.” They answer only to God.

Our Savior also is active in sheltering and safeguarding us. “God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything” (Ephesians 1:22). “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory . . . sustaining all things by his powerful word” (Hebrews 1:3).

God is not insensitive or unaware of what happens to us.

When we fall into bed after a long day, we know that God is still up and on the job. “He who watches over you will not slumber” (Psalm 121:3).

God is not a weakling, incapable of coming to our aid.

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1).