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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November 19: “Strength In Trials”

7 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Ezekiel 39:1–40:27 James 2:18–3:18 Psalm 118:1-18 Proverbs 28:2 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Psalm 118:5-9 (CSB): “I called to the LORD in distress; the LORD answered me and put me in a spacious place. The LORD is for me; I will not be afraid. What can a mere […]

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September 27: “Sometimes He Calms the Storm; Other Times He Calms His Child”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Isaiah 51:1–53:12 Ephesians 5:1-33 Psalm 69:19-36 Proverbs 24:7 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Psalm 69:32–33 (CSB): “The humble will see it and rejoice. You who seek God, take heart! For the Lord listens to the needy and does not despise his own who are prisoners.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S […]

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