Angels as Guides for Living

Updated on February 5, 2017

Angels Can Show Us Our Path In Life

This article is about how angels can offer us guidance in living. Whether we see them depicted in art or read stories about angels coming to the aid of people, we feel comforted by their presence. However, angels can also become our teachers as they show us a path in life which seeks to bring healing, comfort, and love to the lives of others. In following their example, we develop a sense of purpose and meaning in our lives and a greater sense of our spiritual selves.

The Messenger

A poem about an angel who inspires us to care about others.

The Messenger

One day,
I went inside a museum
and a mural hung on the wall of
a glorious angel...
a vision of celestial grace
cloaked in her draping gown
with soft curls framing a lovely face.

Through the large glass windows
as the sun's rays gently fell on this seraph,
she became bathed in light...
adding to her ethereal presence,
and making me feel
as though I were close to heaven.
Then her eyes met mine,
and something was communicated
in the silence of a moment...

Hearing a soft cry,
I looked to my right
and saw a woman with a little child.
The child was crying for
he was hungry and had no food;
the mother was trying to console him.

Moved by a sense of pity,
I walked over to them
and offered them some fruit
that I had taken
with me...
then I asked if they had
a place to go,
and the mother answered no-
so I asked them if I
could give them shelter.

As I left there,
turning to look at that beautiful angel
one more time...
still feeling the warmth of her light
and seeing her penetrating eye...
I could have sworn I saw her smile
and I thought, yes you do live within me
as I am empowered by the goodness in me
to illuminate the darkest places...
by your divine inspiration
to alleviate suffering and bring hope
to those who walk in fear,
and use my gifts to help make this world
a better place for all God's creation.

~Marie Lawrence

Angels Are Our Teachers and Guides

"We are like children, who stand in need of masters to enlighten us and direct us; and God has provided for this, by appointing his angels to be our teachers and guides."

~Saint Thomas Aquinas

A Poem About Giving and the Blessings We Receive

In Giving, We Receive

One day, I heard a little bird chirping loudly.
He seemed to be in much distress;
it appeared, he had tumbled from his nest...
so I gently put him back.

One day, as I was walking down a street,
I saw a stray dog-
frantically searching for someone
or something...
He would go up to people,
but everyone passed him by-
his appearance showing
he had long suffered from neglect.

With coat so shabby
and bones showing,
a look of desperation in his eyes...
I couldn't pass him by-
I stopped to give him food,
which he freely took,
and he followed me home.
Now, with his faithful companionship,
I do not feel so alone.

One day, I found a child who was lost
and stopped to help her home, again.
She gave me a little picture
that she had drawn of herself
with the sweetest smile
and a little bouquet of violets.
I still hear an echo of her voice...
saying thank you.

One day, I heard a heart cry out from one
who felt abandoned and alone...
so I stopped to listen to a tale of loneliness
and despair.
I offered my friendship
and shared with her my heartfelt wounds,
relieving a burden that I was
not alone in my suffering...
I have begun the process to heal
as now I have a close friend
with whom I can share-
both my joy and my sorrow.

I often think, if I never stopped
as I went on my way
to help those in need-
and chose to go alone...
that my life would not be as rich
for it truly is in giving that we receive.

~Marie Lawrence

God Has Entrusted Us With His Greatest Gifts - Our Children Can Become As Angels Creating A Heaven on Earth
God Has Entrusted Us With His Greatest Gifts - Our Children Can Become As Angels Creating A Heaven on Earth

"A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men." ~ Martin Fraquhar Tupper

A Poem about Our Children Being Gifts from God

Children Are Gifts From God

You are a gift from God.
Born into this world,
so innocent and pure...
as an angel.
Your beauty reflects His love,
and he has entrusted me with your care.
How blessed am I
to be your loving guardian,
throughout your life,
to teach you right from wrong,
guiding you always to walk toward His light,
sometimes down an uncertain path...
but strengthening your resolve to
bring light into the lives of others.

~Marie Lawrence

We Are Inspired by Angels to Love and Protect Animals

Our responsibility in being stewards of the earth includes taking care of our animal brothers and sisters too. When we show compassion and save animals from cruelty, we are acting out of the highest realm of our spirituality and thus we become angels to our animal brethren who are so deserving of our concern for their welfare and the right to live without being harmed or abused by anyone.

"Nature is the art of God." ~ Dante Alighieri - Angel with Bunny

The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Angel With Fox

"God made all the creatures and gave them our love and our fear,

To give sign, we and they are His children, one family here."

~Robert Browning

I Shall Not Live in Vain - Poem by Emily Dickinson

If I can stop one heart from breaking,

I shall not live in vain;

If I can ease one life the aching,

Or cool one pain,

Or help one fainting robin

Unto his nest again,

I shall not live in vain.

"All God's angels come to us disguised." ~James Russell Lowell

Nature in all its Majesty and Beauty Brings Us Closer to God

"The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship."

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

We can only live up to our full potential by helping others.

"We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another." ~Luciano de Crescenzo

When We Do Kind Deeds for Our Fellow Man We Become as Angels
When We Do Kind Deeds for Our Fellow Man We Become as Angels

"I expect to pass through life but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again."

~ William Penn

"If you live for love you spread kindness and compassion everywhere you go. When you stop believing in your heart you are but a sterile vessel wandering in the wilderness."

~ Francis Hegmeyer

Flowers Are The Words of Angels

Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of the character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning. ~Lydia M. Child

Angels Are With Us In Spirit

"Make yourself familiar with the angels, and behold them frequently in spirit; for without being seen, they are present with you."

~St. Francis De Sales

Nature is an Angel's Favorite Hiding Place
Nature is an Angel's Favorite Hiding Place

"Ever felt an angel's breath in the gentle breeze? A teardrop in the falling rain? Hear a whisper amongst the rustle of leaves? Or been kissed by a lone snowflake? Nature is an angel's favorite hiding place." ~Terri Guillemets

Be An Angel to Someone Else Whenever You can

"Be an angel to someone else whenever you can, as a way of thanking God for the help your angel has given you." ~from The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman

By following in the footsteps of Angels, We can Bring Peace to Our World - "If we were all like angels, the world would be a heavenly place.

— Author Unknown


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    • Debangee Mandal profile image

      DEBANGEE MANDAL 12 months ago from India

      A really inspiring hub ..loved the pictures of the little angels..beautiful.. thank you for writing it.

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      stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      I love all you have written in this hub. You are such a good writer of poetry,thank you.

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      SolveMyMaze 3 years ago

      I'm not a religious person at all, but the poems on here are beautiful. Despite my non-belief status, I know that for many people that the idea of angels watching over them is of great comfort and in trying and difficult times it acts as a way to help calm them and keep them in a state of relaxation.

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      Colleen Swan 3 years ago from County Durham

      A beautiful article and written with such passion. The poems and the pictures made this a captivating read. Well done. Voted up.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hi Marie, what an amazing hub. Stunning images, beautiful poetry and great quotes...and angels watching over us. What more would we want. Voted awesome.

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      Monty Wheeler 3 years ago from Arkansas

      not only did I enjoy the artwork but the poetry as well. you've done a wonderful job at putting all this together into one fantastic hub. and so many ideas to write it spawns :)