Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Category: Devotionals (page 2 of 3)

Ashamed no longer

When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.  Mark 5:27-29  As Jesus was walking toward the […]

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Come to me

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30   Long […]

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In His image

So God created mankind in his own image,     in the image of God he created them;     male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 God, as creator, made mankind into creative beings like Himself. And I wonder…did He feel like this little girl did as He made the earth and everything in it? Was He, […]

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Meeting Jesus

Jesus heard that they had thrown him out [of the synagogue], and when he found him, he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” “Who is he, sir?” the man asked. “Tell me so that I may believe in him.” Jesus said, “You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one […]

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Seek his face

My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”     Your face, Lord, I will seek.                                                    Psalm 27:8 How much better life looks when we are able to let go of our troubles and pain and focus on Jesus! Open your heart today and tell Jesus, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.” Check out this beautiful […]

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He weeps with us

When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled.  “Where […]

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He will quiet us

In the past, this Scripture has been very important to me. Repeatedly reading it saw me through a very dark time. The Lord your God is in your midst,     a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness;     he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with […]

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Not consumed

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.   Lamentations 3:22-23

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Lost no more

When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume. As she stood […]

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Do you love me?

When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I […]

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