Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Category: Devotionals (page 2 of 8)

Haven’t you heard?

  Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Isaiah 40:28-29   What an […]

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Tears?

  He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3   Although we fight them back, although we hide them, although they bring no end of embarrassment, I don’t believe tears are such a bad thing. I believe that those who never cry are missing something. When I look back at the many […]

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Jesus up close

  At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to little children.” Matthew 11:25   Have you ever tried to bring yourself back to the child you used to be – to those days when […]

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Looking back to 2013

  On February 9, 2013 I sent this notice to 148 recipients of weekly devotionals like this one – devotionals that have, thanks be to God, been going out every Monday morning since. At that time I eagerly wrote: “I’m so glad to finally be sending an email to you. I’ve been wanting to do […]

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Worthy of wonder

I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1   You are good, Lord, healing while we hang tight. We wait, knowing your presence, though not feeling. You are big, in everything that’s good, in all that’s worthy of wonder. How could you possibly fail us? The sky […]

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The best medicine of all

  I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes—I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me! Job 19:25-27   I […]

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Celebration

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. Psalm 150   It’s not spring. Not yet. But amid these grey days, I’d like to bring back a memory that often returns to me. I hope you’ll enjoy it too. Some time ago I passed a bed of springtime flowers, a beautiful splash […]

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He lifts me up

  I waited patiently for the Lord;     he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. Psalm 40:1-2 Do you ever get swamped by ugly feelings and […]

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“But”

  Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6   Good thoughts always follow bad. At least, I’ve found it so. And, in that we find God’s goodness. Again, and again. Though life is not always […]

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“If you can keep your head”

…but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31 “If you can keep your head when all about you, are losing theirs and blaming it on you…” I read the […]

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