Reasons to believe in the power of the Bible
Rhesymau i gredu ym mhŵer y Beibl
‘At the beginning of last year, I signed up to the Rooted box following my brother’s death in February. He had had a heart transplant and then had his vaccine. He passed away from blood clots a month later. He was only 30. It was devastating.
‘I used the “Journal your journey through the Bible” notebook that came with the Rooted box to help me reflect on my daily Bible readings. There were two verses that really stood out for me: Proverbs 25.19, “Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a bad tooth and a foot out of joint,” and Psalm 121.4, “He who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep”.
‘There was also a sticker that came with the box that said, “Trust in him” and God revealed to me where my confidence was. My confidence was in him sometimes, but you can’t see him and you can feel like he’s far away during the dark seasons of life, and so my confidence was in those I could see. But God was telling me that they are not the source of my help and that he is always there when we need him.
‘After my brother died it was just shock, a sense of denial. I didn’t want to talk about it. It felt foreign. A part of me had left and I couldn’t find it. At the same time, I had good things happening. I had a new job, and a new product on Amazon, but the bad outweighed the good.
‘I haven’t really felt God’s presence yet. I haven’t talked about the grief to God. God has been present, but I haven’t been talking to him as I should because it’s just too painful at the moment.
‘Psalm 121.4 reminds me that in the middle of the night you can call upon him and he’s there. He never slumbers nor sleeps. He never sleeps. Yes, there’s a lot of devastation, but he can see it all. We all need to know that someone is there when we feel alone.’
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