Reasons to believe in the power of the Bible
Rhesymau i gredu ym mhŵer y Beibl
‘When my son was 16 months old, I woke up in the middle of the night and found myself on my knees crying and praying. I realised that I had to leave my marriage, which was full of domestic violence, or my son would be killed. We escaped shortly after that and were in a refuge.
‘I spent a lot of time talking to a lady who told me about God’s love. That was a big part of my recovery, understanding that I’m God’s daughter. She gave me lots of verses from the Bible that I keep on the walls. One is Jeremiah 29.11, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”
‘The bit about “not to harm you” really spoke to me. I realised that I didn’t have to be hurt. I had become so conditioned that I thought I deserved the beatings. I had been called every swear word under the sun. There was a lot of rape involved. It was very disturbing. I had a gun held to my head. We were in police protection for a while.
‘The church helped save me. I have been able to change. Now I invite people to church, everyday people like me. My friend came. She had been in prison for running a brothel. I have this habit of bringing in people to church, all the rough people. It’s amazing.
‘I’ve had a hard time, but his plan for me was always to show people how Christ can be in your life. Now I can reach out to people and bring them into church.’
‘Pan oedd fy mab yn 16 mis oed, deffrais yng nghanol y nos a chefais fy hun ar fy ngliniau yn crio ac yn gweddïo. Sylweddolais fod yn rhaid imi adael fy mhriodas, a oedd yn llawn trais domestig, neu byddai fy mab yn cael ei ladd. Fe wnaethon ni ddianc yn fuan wedi hynny a buom ni mewn lloches.
‘Treuliais lawer o amser yn siarad â dynes a ddywedodd wrthyf am gariad Duw. Roedd hynny'n rhan fawr o fy adferiad, deall mai merch Duw ydw i. Fe roddodd i mi lawer o adnodau o'r Beibl rydw i'n eu cadw ar y waliau. Un yw Jeremeia 29.11, “‘Fi sy'n gwybod beth dw i wedi'i gynllunio ar eich cyfer chi,” meddai'r Arglwydd. “Dw i'n bwriadu eich bendithio chi, dim gwneud niwed i chi. Dw i am roi dyfodol llawn gobaith i chi.’”
‘Siaradodd y darn “dim gwneud niwed i chi” â mi mewn gwirionedd. Sylweddolais nad oedd yn rhaid i mi gael fy mrifo. Roeddwn i wedi dod mor gyflyredig nes i feddwl fy mod yn haeddu'r curfâu. Roeddwn i wedi cael fy ngalw yn bob rheg dan haul. Roedd yna lawer o dreisio. Roedd yn gythryblus iawn. Daliwyd gwn wrth fy mhen. Buom dan warchodaeth yr heddlu am gyfnod.
‘Helpodd yr eglwys i fy achub. Rwyf wedi gallu newid. Nawr rwy'n gwahodd pobl i'r eglwys, pobl bob dydd fel fi. Daeth fy ffrind. Bu yn y carchar am redeg puteindy. Mae gen i'r arfer hwn o ddod â phobl i'r eglwys, yr holl bobl arw. Mae'n rhyfeddol.
‘Rwyf wedi cael amser caled, ond ei gynllun i mi bob amser oedd dangos i bobl sut y gall Crist fod yn eich bywyd. Nawr gallaf estyn allan at bobl a dod â nhw i'r eglwys.’
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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