Surrounding you are angels,
They are there to guide your path.
If weakness overcomes you,
They’ll give you strength if you ask.
They are your protection
When life seems too hard to bear.
And though you feel alone at times,
The angels … they are there.
Their faces may be hidden
And their voices you might not hear,
But they are ALWAYS with you,
Through your laughter or your tears.
They’ll walk along beside you,
They’ll guide your steps along the way.
They comfort you and hold you,
Protect you night and day.
They’ll hold your hand tightly,
They’ll not ever let it go.
And they’ll gently lead you forward,
Taking each step very slow.
For even as you slumber,
They watch closely over you.
They are there beside you
In each and every thing you do.
When life is overwhelming,
And your spirit has grown tired,
Know they’ll be there for you,
To uplift and to inspire.
And when you’re torn and lonely,
And you see no hope ahead,
Know that they will nourish you,
Your spirit will be fed.
And if there comes a time in life
That your heart has been broken,
Hear the words, “I’m here, my child,”
And know your angel has spoken.
For even in the darkest hour,
When all of hope seems gone,
They’ll give you strength to live your life,
And desire to go on.
And when the time comes
For you to say “goodbye,”
The angels will be with you,
They will lift you to the skies.
Take comfort in their guidance,
Draw strength from up above,
And know that their sweet presence,
Is God’s precious gift of love.
~ Leigh Engel ~
This is a really good analogy of things that happen that don’t make sense at the time. There is always something behind the scenes that isn’t obvious.
Two Traveling Angels Story
Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion’s guest room. Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement. As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it.
When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied, “Things aren’t always what they seem.”
The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife. After sharing what little food they had the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night’s rest.
When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field.
The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel, “How could you have let this happen? The first man had everything, yet you helped him. The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let the cow die.”
“Things aren’t always what they seem,” the older angel replied. “When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall. Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn’t find it.”
“Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel of death came for his wife. I gave him the cow instead. Things aren’t always what they seem.”
Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things don’t turn out the way they should. If you have faith, you need to trust that the outcome has a purpose. You just might not know it until some time later…