Psalm 112

Aug 12, 2022

By Dina Gonsar

Have you ever found yourself feeling exhausted from “doing good?”  That may be a hard question to ask ourselves or maybe our answer is hard for us to face. In a world that is often aggressive and ready for a fight, we can grow weary from turning the other cheek.  We may struggle through ignoring the whispers of comparison that threaten to steal our joy or find ourselves wondering why someone else seems blessed in their life.  Leading us to wrestle with questions such as what did we miss?  Did we not work hard enough? When we are faced with difficult seasons it can sometimes leave us wondering where God is in all that we are going through.

Recently I found myself starting to experience a sort of fatigue. I knew God was good, I knew he was for me. I could quote scriptures about Gods promises, and recall instances of his goodness in my life.  Every day I thanked him for the life had given me and for all the blessings involved. However, I could feel the frustration building inside of me. I was desperately seeking God, I petitioned him daily. I needed answers, I needed deliverance, and my heart was growing weary. I finally heard myself cry out loud, “What do you want from me?!” After this I collected myself and opened my Bible to study Psalm 112 for this writing, I was met with such great encouragement. It is no coincidence that this was my task for the day, it was a divine appointment with his word. The whole chapter outlines the promises God has for those who are “steadfast” and righteous. It assures us that he is faithful to those who seek his face.

Praise the LORD. Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who finds great delight in his commands. His children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.

Psalm 112: 1-3

He sees our efforts; they are not in vain. We know good works are not what get us to heaven. We do not do the right thing because we want something from him return. However, God knows our hearts, and he sees our obedience in the hard places. He hears our cries, and sees our willingness to seek him.

Surely the righteous will never be shake they will be remembered forever.
They will have no fear of bad news their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end, they will look in triumph on their foes.

Psalm 112:6-8

At times our paths may feel uncertain, but do not need to fear.  We may not be able to see as far ahead as we would like. It may seem as though our pain will last forever. That our prayers are in danger of not being answered. Let us not give the devil an opportunity to convince us that our obedience to God is a wasted effort. Psalm 112 assures us that he is faithful to those who trust in him – those who remain “steadfast” and “righteous.” Not relying on our efforts or our own provisions. We are not to fear because in the end he is in control of all things. He will not only take care of us but have us prosper as well. He will not only see us delivered from our enemies but also have us triumph over them. Let us be encouraged that whatever situation we are facing there is nothing that he can’t handle. Psalm 112 tells us to continue walking in his ways and he will take care of the rest.

Dina Gonsar is the writer and creator behind the popular Dina has shared her recipes and love for family dinner across numerous media outlets both local and national. She is an award-winning home cook that has a heart for encouraging her community both in and out of the kitchen. Dina has a heart for encouraging those right where they are at, especially when it involves the kitchen table. When she isn’t dishing it up on television you can find her in the kitchen with her daughter Siena and her husband Brian in New Jersey.



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