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Question: Does God even notice me?

You know it's easy for teenagers to feel like no one notices them. In addition, many feel they go unnoticed by God.

Well, guess what? You're not alone—many of us wonder if God is oblivious to our situation.

A few weeks ago a wise mentor reminded me of God's angels who are constantly defending us, even when we're not aware. He said, "They are surrounding your home with swords drawn and pointing away, keeping you and your family safe behind their protection." It was awesome to think as I walked through my yard the next day that the grass had been trampled by angels' feet.

The Bible tells us in Psalms 91:11, "For He will command His angels concerning you, to guard you in all your ways." Do you remember the story of the prophet Elisha and his servant in Second Kings 6:15–17? The servant woke up one morning and found the city surrounded by the enemy. But Elisha was not concerned. He prayed for his servant's eyes to be opened to what was really happening. Immediately the servant saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire—angels protecting them from the enemy.

Jesus is on our side, and His armies of angels are all around us with swords drawn and pointed outward in our defense. Let Him fight for you and as you walk through your day—look for grass trampled by angels' feet. And…Keep looking uP!

November 01, 2008 / Ask PJ