When they were past the first and the second guard posts, they came to the iron gate that leads to the city, which opened to them of its own accord; and they went out and went down one street, and immediately the angel departed from him. Acts 12:10
When we’re too weak to fight our own battles, the Lord sends His helpers to encourage, deliver, and empower us. Sometimes they are human helpers. Peter had much encouragement and support from his wife who traveled with him (1 Corinthians 9:5) and from his fellow apostles and friends. His brother Andrew must have been a constant support. But none of them could be with Peter when he was imprisoned in Acts 12, facing execution. That’s when the Lord sent a helper from another realm, an angel, to deliver him.
Angels were involved in the Early Church, releasing the apostles from jail (Acts 5:19), directing Philip (Acts 8:26), speaking to Cornelius (Acts 10:3), striking the tyrant Herod dead (Acts 12:23), and encouraging Paul on a sinking ship (Acts 27:23).
The Lord sends us human help as needed, and He gives us more angelic assistance than we know. You can trust Him in the difficult moments of life. You’re not alone.
God has more ways of providing for us…than we can possibly imagine. Thomas Watson