Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Category: Devotionals (page 1 of 6)

He loves us!

  See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1 Sometimes we really do need to be reminded, don’t we? May God’s blessings be with you all this week. marja

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Ashamed?

  …let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, […]

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Too sensitive?

  But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. Matthew 13:16   I’ve been told I’m too sensitive – that it causes pain I shouldn’t have. Pain from feelings of rejection – whether real or perceived. I’m told it’s an illness – a bad one. But although some of […]

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Never hungry again

“I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35 A few days ago, my Fellowship with God group studied the story of Elijah and how God fed him at a very low point of his life. I’d […]

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Better than gold

  FAME, FORTUNE, OR GOD?  Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. Colossians 3:23   What do you do with a gift when God has given you one – a gift you love to use. Use it to seek fame or fortune? And, […]

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To be a child

  Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them. “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God […]

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A time for everything

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4 I know. I wasn’t going to write here. Too busy writing study guides. But things come up and sometimes […]

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Is there a God?

  For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So, they have no excuse for not knowing God. Romans 1:20 NLT   God is spirit, one you cannot see or touch physically. But […]

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What are you worth?

  Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Luke 12:6-7 Picture this little scene, one Jesus himself might have painted for us: A disabled man […]

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Such as we are

  Mephibosheth ate at David’s table like one of the king’s sons. …and he was crippled in both feet.  Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?”                                                                              2 Samuel 9:11,13, 8 I see such beauty in this story’s portrayal of King David’s acceptance and […]

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