Daniella Whyte is a bestselling author, blogger, podcaster, and graduate of Liberty University.
Posted 7/8/16 at 12:48 AM | Daniella Whyte
Ephesians 4:16 (NLT)
He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.
God has wired us to grow, not in our own strength, but with the strength and help of others. There are many things in life we will never learn by ourselves. We learn and grow from other people and with other people.
Posted 6/29/16 at 8:38 PM | Daniella Whyte
Hebrews 11:1 (NLT)
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.
The word “faith” means so many different things to so many people. It is a sacred word and a secular word. We’re told to have faith that everything will work out. Or to trust the process of life. Or to believe that some trying circumstance is for our good.
But what is faith really? How do we know when we have it and when we don’t?
Posted 6/6/16 at 11:33 PM | Daniella Whyte
Psalm 103:4 (NLT)
He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies.
Do you ever ask yourself what people would think if they ever found out about your past — secrets, hurts, and heartbreaks? Do you wonder what it would feel like, what kind of emotional state you would be in, if someone shined a light on all the bad parts of your life?
Posted 5/23/16 at 8:09 AM | Daniella Whyte
Romans 12:17 (NLT)
Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable.
A mother apologizes for abandoning her son. After so many years, she asks for a second chance.
The son thinks to himself that it’s not really that easy. Am I supposed to just give in and forgive her? Surely, justice should be served in some way. She should feel the pain of abandonment — the same pain I felt, right?
All these feelings are valid and could be acted upon in an attitude of anger and resentment. But this is not God’s way. God cares more about justice than we ever will. He is a just God and He knows best how to give people who have hurt us exactly what they deserve.
Posted 5/15/16 at 12:29 AM | Daniella Whyte
I Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NLT)
Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
If you do nothing else in life, here are three things you should do that will make your days brighter and better: Rejoice. Pray. Give Thanks. Nothing blows the storms out of the path before us like rejoicing. Nothing keeps us stable, steady, and trusting like prayer. And nothing keeps us aware of our blessings like giving thanks.
You want to know what God’s will is? It’s these three things right here: Rejoice. Pray. Give Thanks. This is the duty and responsibility of those who belong to Jesus Christ.
Posted 5/5/16 at 8:00 PM | Daniella Whyte
John 15:11 (NLT)
I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!
What do you think about when you think about God’s joy? It is overflowing, even overwhelming. It can’t be decreased or jaded by any circumstance. God’s joy is incomprehensible and unmeasurable. Nothing gets Him down or puts Him in a bad mood — not even bad weather or traffic jams.
Posted 4/27/16 at 11:55 PM | Daniella Whyte
Matthew 6:26-27 (NLT)
Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
There seems to never be enough. Some complain of not having enough time while others gripe about not having money. Not enough houses or cars, not enough knowledge or investments, not enough credit or enough good health. Not having enough often leads to worry. But worry never works.
Posted 4/20/16 at 5:35 PM | Daniella Whyte
Psalm 118:5-6 (NLT)
In my distress I prayed to the Lord, and the Lord answered me and set me free. The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?
David was a man who endured great distress and danger and also experienced God’s great goodness and grace. In this verse, he encapsulates both of these experiences. He lets the world know that the Lord is the God of the weak and the weary and He listens to those who are intent on seeking Him.
God is for you. There is no problem too big or worry too small that God cannot handle. You must learn to trust what God says over what people say. In the darkest of times, when you feel no one is listening to you or can help you, God is right there. He will answer you and set you free.
Nothing is too big or too small for God to handle. People come and go but the Lord remains the same. Stop worrying about what people can do and align yourself with what God can do. If God is for you like He was for David, there is nothing or no one to fear. FULL POST
Posted 4/2/16 at 1:45 PM | Daniella Whyte
1 Peter 1:15-16 (NLT)
But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy. For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.”
Who is sufficient enough or perfect enough to be holy in everything? No one is. Neither you or I are capable of complete holiness in all things. We can be holy only by the power of God working in our lives.
Posted 3/26/16 at 2:41 PM | Daniella Whyte
Lamentations 3:22-23 (NLT)
The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.
We live in a cloudy world. Terror and trouble are on every side. Chaos and confusion surround us at nearly every turn. However, as bad as some things seemingly are, they could always be worse. It is a credit to the love, mercy, and faithfulness of the Lord that they are not. Because of God, there is hope for brighter days.