Mean Girls and Angels

I fielded an invite for a play date today for one of my kids that I politely declined.  Why?  Because the girl is mean.  She has put my child to tears more than once, and the next day they want to play together?  Very confusing. Yes, it's good to forgive, but, hello!!!  Here's my heart, wanna smash it...

From what the Bible says that is what God does this all the time.  He is our shield, our protector.

"Yes, Because God's your refuge,
the High God your very own home,
Evil can't get close to you, harm can't get through the door.
He ordered his angels to guard you wherever you go.."
Ps 91:11-12

There is so much that we don't even know about that God protects us from.  Yes, some things we must go through, we are not protected from everything - that's not something the Christian life promises.  But have you ever recognized God's hand of protection on you afterwards?  Like when you almost got in a car accident, or almost fell in the middle of a busy street while rollerblading, or when the neighbor extinguished the bag of flaming ashes in front of your door when you weren't home??  Stuff like that...

No, we should not depend on being shielded from every little thing; because that's not gonna happen.  But it sure is comforting to know He answers the phone calls first.