He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord; He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
If we were to ask the question, who is our true protector? The answer is God Almighty because He dispatches His good and mercy angels to watch over us day and night. God does because He loves us unconditionally and wants no harm to come to His people.
Yes, in our humanness, we have our earthly protection devices and methods, but nothing compares to the protection that God provides. God's protection is pale in comparison to His protection because He is all-knowing; therefore, He can and does guide us away from danger. It is noteworthy to say that if we fail to adhere to God's truth, He will allow bad things to happen. It God being mean, no just trying to bring us back in to close fellowship with Him where we are obedient to His word, ways, and commandments.
Look at Israel and how God provided, protected, and forgave them each time they would stray from God. His actions prove that He is a forgiving God who loves unconditionally regardless of our sinfulness.
Allow me to close by saying that yes, God is our rightful protector and His shield and buckler deflector of the evil that flies day and night.