When Abraham sent his most senior servant on a difficult mission—to find a wife for his son Isaac—the servant had some concerns. But Abraham reassured him that he would not be alone:
The Lord God of heaven, which took me from my father’s house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.Genesis 24:7, italics added
When the servant met with Rebekah and her family, he quoted that promise: “[Abraham] said unto me, The Lord, before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy way” (Genesis 24:40).
Sometimes we face challenges so daunting that we know we can’t overcome them without heavenly help. In those cases, it can be encouraging to remember that we are not alone, that unseen messengers may be helping us achieve the goal.
Nephi took comfort from the angels that had been sent to minister to him (2 Nephi 4:24), as did Alma (Alma 9:25, Alma 38:7) and Amulek (Alma 10:10).
To a group of future missionaries in 1832, the Lord said:
Whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up.Doctrine and Covenants 84:88
President Russell M. Nelson has testified that, even as we have experienced adversity over the past couple of years, we have not been alone. “Through it all,” he said, “our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, love us! They care for us! They and Their holy angels are watching over us. I know that is true” (“Moving Forward,” General Conference, October 2020).
Today, I will be grateful that God sends angels to help us. I will have faith that, with His help, I can overcome every obstacle and fulfill the missions He has given me.