Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: God’s love

Returning home

  “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him… But the father said to his servants, `Quick!  Bring the best robe and put it on him.  Put a ring on […]

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Searching in the wrong places

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 Have you ever searched for love and found yourself in the wrong place? You looked where you thought God might live – where you thought you might find his warmth. How you longed for someone kind to know […]

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He watches over us

I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches […]

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You must have loved us

  How you must have loved us, Lord. Giving all you had, yet seldom thanked. Misunderstood, though meaning well.   Did you continue suffering after the cross? Bearing the pain of rejection from those to whom you had given yourself in love?   Love given, but scorned. Forgiveness given but refused. And so, you continue […]

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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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Who are we…really?

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   Some of us are far too sensitive. Because of that we tend not to feel very good about ourselves at times. About who we are. About what […]

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Who shall we follow?

Jesus’ authority comes from a humble place of compassionate love for others. Compare that with authority from arrogant leaders like the Pharisees in their day. In their self-righteousness they lost sight of God and what His love really means. The difference is obvious: Only One is worthy of obedience. And that One is Jesus,  God’s […]

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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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I love you

I’ve been up since 2am, not so unusual for me. But what did set the last twelve hours apart from the norm was the misery that filled me, together with some very ugly thoughts. My good friend called and, sometime during our conversation, I couldn’t resist saying “I love you.” And how good that made […]

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