August 25: “Stepping Out in Faith”

8 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 17Romans 15Lamentations 2Psalms 33 Today’s Bible Verse(s): 1 Samuel 17:37 (CSB): “Then David said, ‘The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.’” Reflections on Today’s Bible […]

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August 11: “Prayer and the Necessity of Faith”

4 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 1Romans 1Jeremiah 39Psalms 13-14 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Psalm 13:5-6 (CSB): “But I […]

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July 11: “I Told You God Could Do It!”

7 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Joshua 14-15Psalms 146-147Jeremiah 7Matthew 21 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Joshua 14:12 (CSB): “Now give me this hill country the Lord promised me on that day, because you heard then that the Anakim are there, as well as large fortified cities. Perhaps the Lord will be with me […]

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May 25: “Trust and Peace”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Numbers 34 Psalms 78:38-72 Isaiah 26 1 John 4 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Isaiah 26:3 (CSB): “You will keep the mind that is dependent on you in perfect peace, for it is trusting in you.” Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): Trust and peace go hand in hand. […]

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May 13: “How to Find Peace in the Lord”

8 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Numbers 22 Psalms 62-63 Isaiah 11-12 James 5 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before him. God is our refuge.” Psalm 62:8 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): I love the truths that are in Psalm 62:8! […]

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May 10: “Trust as a Cure for Fear and Anxiety”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Numbers 19 Psalms 56-57 Isaiah 8-9:1-7 James 2  Today’s Bible Verse(s): “When I am afraid, I will trust in you.” Psalm 56:3 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): When my children were much younger, they seemed to not have a care in the world. I could […]

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April 8: “Exercising Faith to Praise the Lord”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Leviticus 11-12 Psalms 13-14 Proverbs 26 1 Thessalonians 5 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “But I have trusted in your faithful love; my heart will rejoice in your deliverance. I will sing to the Lord because he has treated me generously.” Psalm 13:5-6 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): […]

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March 30: “Lord, I Believe. Help My Unbelief.”

11 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Leviticus 1 John 20 Proverbs 17 Philippians 4  Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here and look at my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Don’t be faithless, but believe.’” John 20:27 (CSB) REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S […]

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February 9: “To Despair or Trust, It’s Your Choice”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Genesis 42 Mark 12 Job 8 Romans 12 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Their father Jacob said to them, ‘It’s me that you make childless. Joseph is gone, and Simeon is gone. Now you want to take Benjamin. Everything happens to me!’” Genesis 42:36 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible […]

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