August 15: “The Joys of Hard Times”

8 Minute Read + Scripture readings (If you want to listen to an audio version of today’s blog post, simply go to https://anchor.fm/mattellis1997, or search for “Reflections on Truth” by Matt Ellis wherever you download your favorite podcasts.) Today’s Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 5-6Romans 5Jeremiah 43Psalms 19 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Romans 5:3–5 (CSB): “And not […]

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May 20: “Praying With Honesty and Faith”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Numbers 29 Psalms 73 Isaiah 21 2 Peter 2 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Who do I have in heaven but you? And I desire nothing on earth but you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart, my portion forever.” […]

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May 14: “The Benefit of Trials”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Numbers 23 Psalms 64-65 Isaiah 13 1 Peter 1 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “You rejoice in this, even though now for a short time, if necessary, you suffer grief in various trials so that the proven character of your faith — more valuable than gold which, though […]

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May 7: “Eyes on the Prize”

7 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Numbers 15 Psalms 51 Isaiah 5 Hebrews 12 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that […]

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April 30: “The Mindset of a Hopeful Struggler”

8 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Numbers 7 Psalms 42-43 Song of Solomon 5 Hebrews 5 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Why, my soul, are you so dejected? Why are you in such turmoil? Put your hope in God, for I will still praise him, my Savior and my God.” Psalm 42:5,11; 43:5 (CSB) […]

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March 8: “Stumbling into Sin and Being Restored”

3 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Exodus 19 Luke 22 Job 37 2 Corinthians 7 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Simon, Simon, look out. Satan has asked to sift you like wheat. But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And you, when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” […]

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March 2: “One Reason Why Life May Get Tough for Us”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Exodus 13 Luke 16 Job 31 2 Corinthians 1 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “He comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” 2 Corinthians 1:4 […]

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February 18: “The Purpose of Difficulties”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Exodus 1 Luke 4 Job 18 1 Corinthians 5 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “But the more they oppressed them, the more they multiplied and spread so that the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites.” Exodus 1:12 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): In Exodus 1, a new […]

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