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Bible Verses for Depression & Hopelessness

Mental illnesses in the United States are on the rise. 16.2 million adults (6.7%) in the U.S. have experienced a major depressive episode. And it’s not uncommon for those with depression to also deal with an anxiety disorder, which affects 40 million adults (18.1%) in the U.S. Those who wake up every morning to face their depression or anxiety often feel shame and self-hatred, which only serve to worsen their condition. 

While the root cause behind these disorders can be important when seeking treatment, at Agave Sozo in Chandler, we believe that for the believer, God’s Word is an integral part of healing from these mental illnesses. In it, we can find hope and truth that set our minds and hearts free. In the Psalms, David declares God’s word is sweeter to him than honey and that it is a lamp unto his feet and a light unto his path.

As a prayer ministry that seeks to see people delivered and freed from mental illnesses, if you’re struggling, we have a collection of Bible verses for depression and hopelessness that we would like to share. 

Are you feeling weak and burdened? 


Isaiah 40:31 

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.


Matthew 11:28-30

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.


Isaiah 41:10 

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.


Do you feel God has left you? 


Deuteronomy 31:8 

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.


Psalm 34:18-19 

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all . . . 


Romans 8:38-39 

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


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If any of these verses speak to your heart, we encourage you to take a few moments and meditate on them. Ask God what he wants you to know at this time. Then let His answer settle in your heart and minister to you. 

At times, we all can find ourselves in a place where we need to reach out for help. There is no shame in that. If you are currently struggling with hopelessness, depression, or anxiety, we encourage you to consider making an appointment to receive Sozo prayer ministry. If you are unfamiliar with Sozo, you can learn more here. For testimonies about how Sozo has helped heal and deliver people, visit this page


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