Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Month: November 2020 (page 1 of 2)

Will you forget us forever?

  Adapted from a Living Room interactive devotional How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? Look on me and answer, […]

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God’s gifts for you

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Coping with our pain

Adapted from 2010 Living Room interactive devotional. To you, Lord, I call; you are my Rock, do not turn a deaf ear to me. For if you remain silent, I will be like those who go down to the pit. Hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help, as I lift […]

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When words fail…

 

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YES! His faithfulness is amazing!

We just have to believe it, don’t we? Find it in a simple bouquet. God is there. And play this beautiful hymn once more. It’s so beautiful! GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS    

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Part 22 – How did Jesus overcome injustice

  The time has come to draw this series to a close. And what better way to do it than by looking at Jesus and the ways in which he overcame injustice? What can we learn from him? Biblical justice starts by seeing people as God sees them—recognizing that we are created in the image […]

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God’s mercies – new every morning

  Adapted from a 2013 Living Room interactive devotional I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Lamentations 3:19-20 Lamentations is a collection of laments, believed to have been written by Jeremiah after the fall of Jerusalem and the burning […]

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Part 21 – Understanding those who don’t understand

  Written in 2009 As a person living with bipolar disorder, I used to feel frustrated that so many people did not understand mental illness. I was angry that people didn’t even try to empathize. But through my writing and educating others, I’ve learned that the problem does not lie with healthy people alone. It […]

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Part 20 – Fighting injustice with love and humility

Most of the personalities we’ve featured in this series have been fighters for justice. It takes a fighter to change the status quo—to bring justice to an unjust world. But did God intend for us to fight with anger, as so many do? Speaking personally, I get terribly angry when I see things that are […]

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Feeling Hopeless?

  Adapted from a 2010 Living Room interactive devotional More than ever, people today are dealing with depression. It’s not surprising. But for many, depression is more than a condition caused by a difficult situation. The most painful thing for them is the endlessness of it. All they see is a life filled with darkness. […]

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