Reasons to believe in the power of the Bible
Rhesymau i gredu ym mhŵer y Beibl
‘My father was abusive. He used to come home drunk and beat up myself and my older brother. We tried to protect our younger brother, but he was getting beaten up too.
‘He tried to tell me about it. But I didn’t listen. I went out with friends. When I came home, he had hung himself on the washing line. I found him. I blamed myself for years. I found heroin, and it numbed the pain.
‘One day, I read Joshua 1.9 which says, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
‘This scripture opened up the Bible to me. Without that verse, I would be dead. It’s a great verse. It’s the promise from God. I took it as a promise that he’s with me. Now, when bad things happen, I have this to be equipped with, without using heroin. I can face things head-on now. I feel free now. I can take my problems to the Lord. The future for me is bright.’
Do you have a story to share? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Want to share how the Bible has impacted your life? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoffech rannu sut mae’r Beibl wedi cael effaith ar eich bywyd? E-bostiwch email@example.com