Daniella Whyte

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Those Are Your Thoughts and Plans, Not Mine (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 346)

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Isaiah 55:8 (NLT)
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.”

God is loving, kindhearted, merciful, gracious, long-suffering, and everlasting. God comforts those who are grieving, heals those who are sick, and answers those who pray. God promises that if you knock, the door will be opened; if you look for something, you will find it; and if you ask, you will receive. All of us have needs and desires that we oftentimes try to get met in our own way and time. But God is much wiser than His creation and He cannot be manipulated, tried, controlled, exploited, or deceived. He fulfills His promises to us in His will and way and time. Read more…

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Delays Ahead, Keep Going (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 345)

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2 Chronicles 16:9a (NLT)
The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.

It has been said that nothing is certain in life but death and taxes. Permit me to add a third certainty: Delays. When God gives you a purpose and gives you power and grace to fulfill it, you can be certain that you will encounter delays, hindrances, impediments, detours, obstructions, holdups, and dead ends. The path to fulfilling your God-given purpose in the world will at times be tough and wearisome, arduous and painful but if you keep on going and don’t give up, it will eventually turn out the way God planned. Read more…

Trusting For that Good Soulful Feeling (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 332)

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Psalm 116:7 (NLT)
Let my soul be at rest again, for the Lord has been good to me.

When we talk and think about taking care of our physical bodies, we usually refer to exercise, dieting, good nutrition, regular check-ups at the doctor’s office, proper nutrition, and regular sleep. Without proper functioning in our physical bodies, it is unlikely that we will survive or thrive very long. All of these are good things to consider in order to grow and be physically strong and stable in our lives. Read more…

In the Waiting Room (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 331)

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Hebrews 6:15 (NLT)
Then Abraham waited patiently, and he received what God had promised.

When family and friends gather at the hospital for the birth of a child, what is the scariest part? The exciting part is that a new bundle of joy is on the way. But the scary part is waiting, in the waiting room, expectantly hopeful and shaking with nerves. And a large part of being a child of God is exactly like that — standing, sitting, on our knees waiting hopefully, and sometimes not as patiently as we should. Read more…

Look Back to Look Ahead (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 305)

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Deuteronomy 7:17-18 (NLT)
Perhaps you will think to yourselves, ‘How can we ever conquer these nations that are so much more powerful than we are?’ But don’t be afraid of them! Just remember what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh and to all the land of Egypt.

The children of Israel were in a frightening position. They feared the external forces around them and even the internal forces within them. They were on this long journey, about to enter the land of promise that God had already told them was theirs for the taking. But the people who lived in the land were unsympathetic and unfriendly to the newcomers. Read more…

3 Totally Dangerous Habits to Dump Now (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 282)

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“Some rules are nothing but old habits that people are afraid to change.”
— Therese Fowler

If you don’t like the way things are going for you, now may be a good time to seriously look at your daily habits, not just the physical ones, but the internal ones, the ones that flow from your heart and mind, and see if there are areas you can change. Wanting to change and not making the effort to do so, only brings more stress into your life. Change is always painful at first but then it produces better conditions. Read more…

Hopeful Expectations (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 262)

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Psalm 130:5 (NLT)
I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word.

Isn’t it interesting how we tend to count on people more than God? We put faith in careers, relationships, activities, security, and even travel and have a good deal of expectation that people will do what they say, that we’ll arrive halfway around the world safe and sound, that we will be loved, and that our jobs are stable, and that our families are safe in the communities we live in. Read more…

We Wait While God Works (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 252)

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Micah 7:7 (NLT)
As for me, I look to the Lord for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me.

In our society, many of us have a serious problem with waiting. It’s human nature to crave immediate gratification. But the Bible tells us repeatedly that waiting is a stage of life that all believers must go through. God uses this period of waiting to teach us to be patient and to trust Him fully. It is in our imperfect waiting that God proves his power and strengthens us to practice patience. Read more…

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