Daniella Whyte is a bestselling author, blogger, podcaster, and graduate of Liberty University.
Posted 3/18/17 at 10:54 PM | Daniella Whyte
John 6:20 (NLT)
But he called out to them, “Don’t be afraid. I am here!”
Over and over again throughout Scripture, we are challenged to overcome fear and embrace faith. It has been said that three hundred and sixty-five times, God urges us to not be afraid and to trust His presence. While the enemy of our souls seeks to crush our spirits with fear and worry, God seeks to comfort us with His power and courage.
Posted 3/8/17 at 8:26 PM | Daniella Whyte
Hebrews 13:5 (NLT)
God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.”
There are times in life when we may feel as though we are alone. Encountering a problem and having no one to talk with about it can be a lonely road. When we meet obstacles along our journey, it is easy to give up when you feel no one is there who understands the universal struggle. I think we all would agree that life’s pressures become a little less of a burden when we have someone by our side. This is why Jesus promised He would never fail us, never abandon us, always be by our side.
Posted 2/28/17 at 3:49 AM | Daniella Whyte
John 6:19 (NLT)
They had rowed three or four miles when suddenly they saw Jesus walking on the water toward the boat. They were terrified.
In life, there are two kinds of storms. We encounter storms that correct us and teach us lessons we wouldn’t have learned otherwise. And we encounter storms that develop us and make us grow. When we’re out of alignment with God, He sends storms into our lives to show us the error of our ways. But sometimes, when we’re following His path, He allows us to go through storms that teach us how to trust.
Posted 2/9/17 at 9:35 PM | Daniella Whyte
Philippians 1:21 (NLT)
For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better.
What does it mean to really live? True living is giving your life away. Happiness comes from genuine service and sacrifice, not selfish gratification. Service and sacrifice break down walls of smugness and pride in our lives and allow Christ to shine through. Until you understand that life is about living in Christ and giving your life in service to Him and others, you will never really live or experience long-lasting happiness.
Posted 2/1/17 at 4:32 PM | Daniella Whyte
John 15:5 (NLT)
Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.
I’ve been reading a book as of late about Jonathan Edwards for a religion class. Although it is an understatement, I will say it is an interesting read. Amid the theological battles he fought and the massive amount of writing and preaching he engaged in during the Great Awakening, he had a keen awareness to his human helplessness. He aimed to live faithfully under and with God’s power. To this extent, in his diary, he wrote his Resolutions — things he resolved to do, thoughts he resolved to think, behavior he resolved to display. He prefaced his Resolutions with the phrase: “I am unable to do anything without God’s help.” FULL POST
Posted 1/29/17 at 11:41 AM | Daniella Whyte
Proverbs 28:13 (NLT)
People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.
When we’ve messed up, it is quite easy to pass the blame or to just not say anything about it. But neither choice is actually telling the truth. When we don’t tell the truth, we fail to help ourselves or to benefit anyone else in the long run. We reject the abundance of mercy that is available to us if we only open up and tell the straight-up honest to goodness truth.
Posted 1/19/17 at 2:42 AM | Daniella Whyte
John 13:34-35 (NLT)
So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.
Love each other. This is not just a suggestion or a recommendation for us to follow. This is a command — a direct order. It is a new commandment that warrants our attention through service. We prove our love for one another by serving one another. Love is ultimately defined by service. In love, we find our identity. In service to others, love goes deeper than flesh and blood.
Posted 1/11/17 at 6:12 PM | Daniella Whyte
Joshua 17:18 (NLT)
The forests of the hill country will be yours as well. Clear as much of the land as you wish, and take possession of its farthest corners. And you will drive out the Canaanites from the valleys, too, even though they are strong and have iron chariots.
There is always room for progress. The top of the mountain is filled with very few people who have struggled to make it there. However, the journey to the top of the mountain is littered with people who are still trying, and some who have given up. Seeing life as it could be is almost impossible when in the middle of some difficult moment. But that is why we are encouraged to have faith.
Faith pushes through frustrations. Faith allows us to be at peace when problems persist. When your valley is filled with Canaanites who are strong and have iron chariots at their disposal, believe that whatever God has promised you will be yours. No matter how difficult it is, or how cloudy the skies may seem, remember that God is powerful and He has given each of us a bit of that power to break through barriers and overcome obstacles in our way. FULL POST
Posted 1/5/17 at 12:16 AM | Daniella Whyte
1 Peter 5:8-9 (NLT)
Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are.
Trials are very real in our lives. Sometimes, it is a challenge to deal with those trials and endure those trials in a way that seems to bring benefit to our lives. We never see the end result at the beginning which is why far too many people give up on their faith. It is important to understand that as we endure difficulties and trouble in life, our enemy is not God; it is the devil.
The devil seeks to destroy us and crush our hope and faith in Christ. This is why we must be aware of what we allow to enter our hearts and our minds. Much of the negative things that cross our paths come from the workings of the devil as he aims to get us off track. Some people want to blame God for everything bad that happens in their life. In reality, God is not to blame. Yes, He allows some things to happen in our lives to make His power known, to teach us a lesson, or to prepare us for some greater work or blessing. But it is the devil who seeks to destroy. FULL POST
Posted 12/29/16 at 4:25 PM | Daniella Whyte
Romans 8:32 (NLT)
Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?
For most of us, when we were little, we didn’t really worry about basic necessities like food, clothes, or where money was going to come from to pay bills. As children, it wasn’t our job to be concerned with such things. We asked for what we wanted from our parents or older adults and siblings around us. And in our mind, it was their responsibility to get it.
God is the same way. He doesn’t want us to worry about how He’s going to work something out or how He’s going to provide for our needs. He wants us to have a childlike faith and trust that He has everything under control. All we have to do is trust and pray. God has the hard job of providing for all the people in the world; we have a fairly easy job of trusting wholeheartedly and praying believingly. FULL POST