2018 Easter Devotional — February 28

Psalm 31:9-16 (click to view Scripture below)

David describes several types of tragedy that all experience; sooner or later. This kind of distress saps strength and doesn’t seem to take a time-out. (V9-10) The tragedy David describes includes people who seem to delight in making our lives miserable (v11-13)

The vision for ChildHope began in the heart of John Bueno in 1963. He was going home late one night and saw a young boy selling newspapers on the street in San Salvador, El Salvador. He stopped and bought all the left-over newspapers so the boy could go home. John soon realized this boy’s life was stuck; he would be up early the next day to sell newspapers all over again. It was the kind of situation that David describes of himself in old age, (v9-10) but this was a young boy whose future had no upside. John Bueno’s vision to start ChildHope was a simple case of putting trust in the Lord. (v14) But 55 years later the face of God has shined on his servant John Bueno and more than 1 million children who have attended ChildHope schools in El Salvador since 1963.

Byron Klaus
Vice President, ChildHope
Prayer: Despite those things in my life that have no upside, I chose to trust in you, O Lord. You are my God!

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Psalm 31:9-16 (ESV)

Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress;
    my eye is wasted from grief;
    my soul and my body also.
10 For my life is spent with sorrow,
    and my years with sighing;
my strength fails because of my iniquity,
    and my bones waste away.

11 Because of all my adversaries I have become a reproach,
    especially to my neighbors,
and an object of dread to my acquaintances;
    those who see me in the street flee from me.
12 I have been forgotten like one who is dead;
    I have become like a broken vessel.
13 For I hear the whispering of many—
    terror on every side!—
as they scheme together against me,
    as they plot to take my life.

14 But I trust in you, O Lord;
    I say, “You are my God.”
15 My times are in your hand;
    rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!
16 Make your face shine on your servant;
    save me in your steadfast love!

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