When times are tough and nothing seems in our favor, we wonder, “Do guardian angels really exist?”
Well, let’s see.
It was my Geography exam the next day and I was nervous to the core. After studying hard for the entire day, I decided to have a nap, get up refreshed, and study again. But nausea engulfed me. It added to my anxiety. How would I study? What if nausea didn’t subside? What if I vomit in the exam? God, what shall I do?
Being in the hostel, I was missing my mom. Suddenly I felt someone caressing my head. I thought, my roomy has understood my situation and is trying to comfort me. Happily obliged, I turned to her. It was shocking!
She was sleeping! Who was the ‘third’ person in my room then? I couldn’t dare to turn and see. I collected every bit of my courage and uttered, “Satan, go away.” (as our Chaplain told us to do when scared). But, it would have gone, only if it were Satan.
The caressing continued and I started feeling better. I didn’t take a nap but felt refreshed, studied and my exam really went well. Who caressed my head that night? My Guardian Angel? Well, possibly yes.
Such anecdotes populate several websites and books.
Do guardian angels really exist? Do they help people in need? Has God appointed a guardian angel for every human being? If yes, how can we find out? This world is treacherous and dangerous where angels are paranormal protectors.
Science never said ‘yes’ to the concept of Guardian Angels’ existence. They hail from Biblical stories, anecdotes, and spiritual faith. But people have confirmed the reality of Guardian Angels and there have been scores of ways when they have been instrumental for a good cause.
Here, I’ve tried to throw some light on the existence of these caring and protective supernatural beings, deputed by an Almighty Power.
Do Guardian Angels Really Exist?
Some may say that Guardian Angels are imaginary angelic beings, invented to provide emotional support to people to cope with and handle life’s difficulties. A definite approval or disapproval can’t be given to this matter. Their reality can only be determined to you by your experience or faith.
Let’s find out.
Who are Guardian Angels?
According to the Catholic belief, every soul, be it a Christian or not, has been assigned with an angel to be guided all through their lives.
Guardian Angels are believed to be humanoid creatures depicted as potent custodians and messengers of the Supreme Being. They are designated to take care of people on Earth. Their task is to assist people to make their lives smooth.
There are several instances that are associated with miracles but each of them has a touch of intense sacred and mystical light.
Existence of Guardian Angels
Have you ever felt a flash of light amidst the darkest moments of life?
Have you ever noticed a grueling situation easing down suddenly?
Have you ever lost hope and felt that bolt of trust in you?
Did an inexplicable presence close to you made you think about it?
These can be your Angel Guardians at work. So, if you are wondering, “Does everyone have their own angel?” Yes, every human being has a guardian angel.
In the Bible, the book of Psalms states that God has given us the assurance – He shall give charge over us to His angels so that they will watch over us and keep us from all harm.
Angel Guardians are never known to have made a physical appearance. They don’t seek attention but delight in helping people, as per Their Master’s instructions. They make us realize their presence in various other ways.
Like air, which we can feel but can’t see or touch. Similarly, we can have that blissful thrill of having around something numinous but neither we can see nor touch nor can confirm its presence.
Now try to recollect the moment of your life when you find someone to be a godly help. If the person helped you the way and at a time, you never expected; didn’t you utter words like, “You are an angel to me!” What does it mean? Doesn’t it prove that somewhere, deep within, we agree to angels’ existence?
What do Guardian Angels Do?
People of almost all religious beliefs agree to the rescuing role of Angel Guardians. But an irksome query keeps us thinking – “Where do angels go when people are killed, rapes and molestations occur, evil people continue with their nefarious deeds, and innocent people keep suffering?”
Angels continue to be with their protégés. Always. They minister to people in painful times and even death. But we don’t realize their presence in awful situations as, during such situations, our pain and suffering are so dominant that we don’t feel their work and presence.
So, the question arises, “What good is to have a Guardian Angel if you can’t escape excruciating circumstances?” In the background, this question has a complicated dilemma – a loving and caring God allowing pain and misery to the creation of His hands!
For assistance, let’s turn to the book of Job in the Bible. It brings us two vital approaches –
- When we are assaulted by adversities and sufferings in the physical domain, something more crucial and better is being worked upon for us in the spiritual domain.
- Job was never answered for the reasons of his troubles. God just told us about His sovereignty. He declares in the book of Isaiah, “Indeed, my plans are not like your plans, and my deeds are not like your deeds.” (Isaiah 55:8).
To know that God permits every difficulty and pain for a cause is comforting and we should remember this when we think that angles have deserted us. But, they never leave us because God never does.
A genuine angelic encounter will not make you glorify the angel but God. Angles don’t crave glory. They simply execute the task assigned and disappear.
Role of Guardian Angels
Guardian Angels have an important role in the Bible. God always sent one of them to communicate His message to people or save them. For instance; Mary learned about her divine pregnancy and the Son of God, Joseph was instructed to accept Mary and name the baby boy – Jesus.
Many more instances are there where people received God’s message through angels. In Exodus 23:20 God says to Israelites, “See, I am sending an angel before you, to guard you on the way and bring you to the place I have prepared.” So, we can say that Guardian Angels are employees of God who fulfill His orders.
How Do I Know If I Have a Guardian Angel?
Angels draw your attention through different sizes and shapes of feathers. Such angelic signs, as per the Law of Attraction, are messages from our guardian angels. People have also reported encounters with angels.
Here are the signs to know if your divine angel is around –
1. Angelic Numbers
The universe sends you signals through recurring number sequences that include 1111, 777, 1234, and 0101. It might mean several things such as having faith in yourself or being aware of an incident.
2. White Feather
Coming across white feathers unexpectedly shows that guardian angels are present around you. This is angels’ gentle way to let you know that you are being taken care of.
Guardian angels contact us through dreams. Our minds subconsciously receive messages from the universe when we sleep. So if you have a recurring dream, take it as a message from your angel.
If you suddenly see a rainbow, know that your guardian angel is around. It might also indicate that great times are ahead.
It is believed that guardian angels connect with us through butterflies. So, next time butterflies hover over you, this might indicate the presence of your guardian angel.
Guardian Angels Names and Meanings
Everyone is curious to know what is my guardian angel’s name? Before knowing this, it is noteworthy to know the names of angels of God who correspond to days of the week. They are:
- Michael (Sunday)
- Gabriel (Monday)
- Uriel (Tuesday)
- Raphael (Wednesday)
- Selaphiel (Thursday)
- Raguel or Jegudiel (Friday)
- Barachiel (Saturday)
Here are the names of the angels in the Bible from the fourth heaven with their respective meanings –
- Archangel Ariel (lion or lioness of God)
- Archangel Azrael (who God helps)
- Archangel Chamuel (he who sees God)
- Archangel Gabriel (God is my Strength)
- Archangel Jophiel (Beauty of the God)
- Archangel Michael (he who is god)
- Archangel Raphael (God Heals)
You can come to know your guardian angel’s names by birthday, the divine beings who have taken care of you since you were born. To find your angels’ name, you simply have to use your date of birth. Find the name of your guardian angel according to your birthday below –
|Birth Months||Dates||Your Guardian Angel Name|
|January||1st – 5th January||Nemamiah|
|6th – 10th January||Yeialel|
|11th – 15th January||Harael|
|16th – 20th January||Mitzrael|
|21st – 25th January||Umabel|
|26th – 30th January||Iah Hel|
|31st January – 4th February||Anauel|
|February||5th – 9th February||Mehiel|
|10th – 14th February||Damabiah|
|15th – 19th February||Manakel|
|20th – 24th February||Eyael|
|25th – 29th February||Habuhiah|
|March||1st – 5th March||Rahel|
|6th – 10th March||Yabamiah|
|11th – 15th March||Haiaiel|
|16th – 20th March||Mumiah|
|21st – 25th March||Vehuiah|
|26th – 30th March||Jeliel|
|31st March – 4th April||Sitael|
|April||5th – 9th April||Elemiah|
|10th – 14th April||Mahasiah|
|15th – 20th April||Lelahel|
|21st – 26th April||Achaiah|
|27th – 30th April||Cahetel|
|May||1st – 5thMay||Haziel|
|6th – 10th May||Aladiah|
|11th – 15th May||Lauvuel|
|16th – 21st May||Hahaiah|
|22nd – 26th May||Yezalel|
|27th – 31st May||Mebahel|
|June||1st – 5th June||Hariel|
|6th – 10th June||Hekamiah|
|11th – 15th June||Lauviah|
|16th – 21st June||Caliel|
|22nd – 26th June||Lauviah|
|27th – 1st July||Pahaliah|
|July||2nd – 6th July||Nelchaël|
|7th – 11th July||Yeiayel|
|12th – 16th July||Melahel|
|17th – 23rd July||Haheuiah|
|24th – 27th July||Nithaiah|
|28th July – 1st August||Haaiah|
|August||2nd – 6th August||Yeratel|
|7th – 12th August||Seheiah|
|13th – 17th August||Reiyel|
|18th – 23rd August||Omael|
|24th – 28th August||Lecabel|
|29th August – 2nd September||Vasariah|
|September||3rd – 7th September||Yehuiah|
|8th – 12th September||Lehahiah|
|13th – 17th September||Chavaquiah|
|18th – 23rd September||Menadel|
|24th – 28th September||Aniel|
|29th September – 3rd October||Haamiah|
|October||4th – 8th October||Rehael|
|9th – 13th October||Leiazel|
|14th – 18th October||Hahahel|
|19th – 23rd October||Mikael|
|24th – 28th October||Veuliah|
|29th October – 2nd November||Yelaiah|
|November||3rd – 7th November||Sehaliah|
|8th – 12th November||Ariel|
|13th – 17th November||Asaliah|
|18th – 22nd November||Mihael|
|23rd – 27th November||Vehuel|
|28th November – 2nd December||Daniel|
|December||3rd – 7th December||Hahasiah|
|8th – 12th December||Imamiah|
|13th – 16th December||Nanael|
|17th – 21st December||Nithael|
|22nd – 26th December||Mebahiah|
|27th – 31st December||Poyel|
People need proof and so far there is no scientific proof of angels’ existence. Angels never force us to believe them. They just keep helping human beings whether they believe them or not.
These message-carriers and obedient otherworldly subordinates of God don’t appear to us when we want but when we need them.
In final words, I would like to make a reference to the Bible. In Hebrews 13:2 it tells you about attending strangers because there are many who have entertained angels unknowingly by helping them.
Just make your minds clear and use your sixth sense, you may understand their messages and realize their presence. That’s why it is believed that kindness never goes in vain.