The Mail Carrier!

I thought it would be easy to navigate my way to the expressway from my new job, but I was not familiar with the neighborhood. To further my confusion, a few street signs were missing. The only sure landmark I had was a child’s soccer ball left in a yard. After passing the ball three times, I pulled my car to the side of the road, wiped sweat from my palms, and prayed. “God, please direct me. I want to go home.”

Suddenly, a mail carrier who was making his rounds made a U-Turn.“Ma’am, what address are you trying to find?” he said.

“I’m looking for I-95.”

The carrier gave directions and I went on my way, confident I could find the expressway. But then, I passed through another intersection with missing street signs. Was that where I was supposed to turn? This time, I did a U-turn, found my soccer ball landmark, and stopped.

The mail carrier’s reflection appeared in my rear-view mirror. “Still looking?” he said as he pulled beside me.

I nodded, trying to hide my flushed face.

“Wait here. I have three more letters to deliver. I’ll be back.” As promised, he returned. Then he led me to the highway.

Sure enough, the intersection with the missing signs was where I was supposed to turn. I can still see the carrier tipping his hat as I boarded the expressway.

Sometimes, navigating decisions in life is like driving with missing street signs. God understands His people need help so He provides His Word.

Psalm 119:11a KJV reads, “Thy word have I hid in mine heart.”

When I commit God’s Word to memory, I can be as confident as the mail carrier who had the streets on his route memorized. I’m guessing he also knew the child who owned the soccer ball, and neighbors by their first names.

Psalm 119:105 KJV reads, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”

Just like the mail carrier led me to the expressway, God’s Word gives us directions that work.

In each of the 176 verses of Psalm 119, the psalmist encourages me to incorporate the truths of God’s Word into everyday living. Just as the mail carrier helped me to reach my destination, God gives His Word as a safe and reliable guide we can depend on.

Father God, help me to know Your Word intimately so it becomes my sure guide.

Copyright © July 2019 Diane Virginia, used with permission.

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Harry Wood Yes, the power of the foundational truths of God’s Word are truly our divine give navagations God has given to us to truly benefit from. Thank you for this reminder in this incouraging read.

(edited)Castle Andrews  I have a sign here on my desk that reads, “The God Who Goes Before You,” reading this, it reminded me of how important it is to know someone who knows the answer.  When I read my little sign every day, I get a visual of how it is to have Father God going ahead of where I’m heading. Not only does He know, but He makes it easy for me, that is if I will keep in step with where He has already stepped.
Great devotion! I love how it has sparked a feeling of awe in knowing the One who holds the answer.  

Diane CunioWow! Those are great thoughts, Castle. Than you for sharing your insight.


(edited)MandyPSo good!!

Diane CunioThank you, Mandy. I’m glad the devotion blessed you. 


Diane CunioYes, amen! God’s Word is our reliable, sure guide. Thank you, sister, for commenting. May the Lord bless you. 🙂 

Kym ChappelleAmen! 

Diane CunioAmen, Kym. The Bible is our sure guide. May God bless you. 🙂

Lori MillnerIn Jesus Name, Amen!  Thanks, Diane. 

Diane CunioAmen

Sheri StewartIn today’s Old Testament Scripture reading, Psalm 119:1-88, I counted 12 times the mention of honoring the Lord’s commandments in verses 6, 10, 19, 21, 32, 35, 47, 48, 60, 66, 73, & 86. I have the ten commandments listed in Exodus 20:3-17, KJV, committed to memory and recite them out loud at least once every day.

Diane CunioThat is wonderful, Sheri! I am glad you treasure and memorize God’s Word. It is a light unto our paths that is reliable.

Charles T Byers Jr I was in Richmond Va with my friend Tammy and made a wrong turn leaving the VA Hospital. Thank God for the sweet lady who helped us get back to where we were supposed to be. It’s no fun to be lost in a big city and not knowing anything about where to go.

Diane CunioI thank God the kind lady helped you and Tammy, Charles. It’s wonderful to meet someone who displayed Christ’s character through her actions.

mjbthats quite a story.  God can place people in the right place at the right time.  i have had and still have experiences like that.  Gods word says that He will provide for our every need.  even when i have a little faith or doubt He always comes thru for me that is how wonderful His unconditional love is.  keep the faith/peace & love

Irene DaileySo true. What I really love is when I’m the person God put in the right place at the right time to assist some “weary traveler lost on life’s road”…

Diane CunioAmen! I agree wholeheartedly, sister. Thanks for sharing this insight, Irene.

Diane Cunio Thank you, mjb, for your insightful comments. I am glad the Lord leads you.

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