Script for the July 12th episode of the “Enjoying the Bible” podcast.

Introduction

Welcome to the July 12th episode of the “Enjoying the Bible” podcast. I’m Matt Ellis, and I’m the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Polk City, Florida.

Today’s reading is Psalm 4-6. But since there is no New Testament reading today, I’d like to simply pray for you.

If you have questions about anything in the Old Testament reading assignment, please email me at mattellis1997@gmail.com. I may answer it on the next podcast.

Prayer

Lord Jesus, as we read the three prayers in today’s reading in Psalms, we hear a man who was crying out to You for help and justice. These psalms remind us that we live in a world where bad things are going to happen, and wrongs are not always righted. Further, we realize that we may often wonder what You are up to and whether or not You will help us or grant us justice.

So as we listen to these honest prayers, help us to realize that the Bible writers were people just like us. Bad things happened to them. They were wronged. And they struggled with Your involvement in their lives. So our spiritual weakness and our sincere questions are not a burden to You. You’ve heard them all before, and You graciously and patiently listen.

We also pray that You would help us to trust you, even before You answer, just like the writers of the Psalms did. Enable us to be honest about what’s going on in our hearts. But give us the grace to move toward trust in You even as we struggle with our questions.

I guess we’re just asking You to help us make progress on this journey toward greater degrees of holiness even as we continue to live in a broken world. We pray this in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Closing

The “Enjoying the Bible” podcast is a ministry of the First Baptist Church in Polk City, Florida. Check us out at fbcpolkcity.com. See you next time!