Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Month: May 2019 (page 2 of 2)

Pretended faith

  The more I think of it, the more I know. I would much rather have friends who don’t believe in God than friends who pretend they do. marja

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Beware

    “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.” Matthew 7:15   Beware of the person who looks good, appears to be loving, appears to be humble – but is none of these…Not really. The devil is alive, even now. Ready to devour all […]

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My peace I give you

  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:2   “Peace I leave with you.” I can’t think of anything more comforting and calming than these words from Jesus […]

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Disbelieved

  I told my story to people who I thought cared about me. Friends who know the kind of person I’d always been. But they will not believe me. And how that hurts! They believe I’m to blame for much of it. But if there’s anything I did that caused it to happen, I was […]

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God pursues you

​​ In his book Soul Cravings, Erwin McManus talks about how awful it feels when we love someone but our love is not returned. “…if God’s love is immeasurable and unending, as the Hebrews describe Him, how deep and profound must be His sense of sorrow and rejection. If anyone knows the pain of a […]

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