Daniella Whyte

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Finding Rest For Your Soul

finding rest for your souls

 

Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls (Matthew 11:29, NLT).

We live in a world that is so used to being in constant frenetic motion. Our heads ache from all the noise. Our eyes burn from the persistent visual engagement. Our face is weighted by the pressure to impress and be better than the next person. Our legs and arms have all but given up from the increased stress of running here and there and yon. Read more…

Change Your Life Through Forgiveness

Change Your Life Through Forgiveness

Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you? (Matthew 18:33, NLT)

Jesus tells a story in Matthew 18 about a man who was forgiven by a king for a debt he owed, but he chose not to forgive a fellow servant of his indebtedness to him. At the end of this parable, the king hears of the injustice and sends the first man to prison to be tortured. Embracing thoughts of bitterness and resentment toward another person is indeed torturous — not to the other person, but to ourselves. Read more…

A Stone For Every Goliath

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“When the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine. And David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone and slung it and struck the Philistine on his forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the ground. So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him. There was no sword in the hand of David” (1 Samuel 17:48-50, ESV).

It is no surprise that we will face some really tough things in life. Some things are equal to our strengths. And other things require more strength than we actually have. Whatever we go through, we must understand that in God, there is a solution for every problem, healing for every sickness, and comfort for every form of grief. We are never alone. We are never short of a caring heart or a calming hand. Read more…

Today I Saw a Perfect Sunset…And It Taught Me Something

Today I Saw a Perfect Sunset

“Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off” (Proverbs 23:18).

I don’t normally write about rainbows, sunsets, or most nature-themed subjects for that matter. But I was going home from running errands one day and I saw a perfectly beautiful sunset. For about half a mile, it did not move. It just stayed there — shining brightly, beautifully circular, red-orange, hanging high in the sky, but in the distance touching earth. Read more…

Perfect Timing

Perfect Timing

“My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him” (Psalm 62:5, NKJV).

We live in a world that wants everything fast. From high speed internet to fast food restaurants, to fast cars and automatic bill pay, it goes without being said that instant gratification is the order of the day. If we’re not careful, we can fall into the trap of wanting things to happen immediately to the neglect of perfect timing. Read more…

Belonging to the Good Shepherd

Belonging to the Good Shepherd

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing” (Psalms 23:1, NIV).

We all want to belong to something or to someone. Having a sense of belonging is one of the basic needs of all human beings and is considered to be a major source of human motivation. We long to be loved, accepted, and appreciated for who we are. When we are a part of something, such as a family, we feel safe and have or are able to get whatever we need. Read more…

Like Begets Like

Like Begets Like

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7, ASV).

In human biology, scientists largely agree with the statement, “like begets like”. This means that parents produce offspring, or children, who are similar to them in some way. Each parent gives the child approximately half of their genes, thus the similarities between the parents and the child. The phrase “like begets like” is the principle of heredity. This principle plays out in many aspects of life. An apple seed produces an apple tree. Gorillas produces baby gorillas. Human beings produce babies. Read more…

When Your Glass Cracks

When Your Glass Cracks

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13, NIV).

A woman gets a phone call from her doctor telling her to come in and review the results of a recent mammogram. She has an eerie feeling that something is wrong, but she anticipates the day she will know for sure. When she finally finds out that she has breast cancer, she begins to question who she really is. Read more…

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