depression help in chandler Archive


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27 Jun 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...

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08 Apr Memorizing and Praying the Psalms

Memorizing and praying the Psalms is a tradition that has been practiced since the Psalms came into existence. In fact, some of the Psalms were written specifically for the purpose of communal prayer and worship. If you’re looking to take your prayer life to a deeper level, we highly recommend joining the saints from all ages and making the practice of memorizing and praying the Psalms a daily habit. The Benefits of Memorizing and Praying the Psalms The richness of this tradition shows that there are numerous benefits to memorizing and praying the Psalms. As pastor Tim Keller says, “There is no better way to meditate on a verse and draw out all the aspects, implications, and richness of its meaning than to memorize it.” In the New Testament, we’re urged to pray without ceasing. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in...

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07 Mar Do You Run From Emotional Pain or Sit with It?

How Do You Deal with Emotional Pain?   The natural, subconscious human response to physical pain is to flee from the source of the pain. If you touch a hot stove you don’t have to think about what to do next; your body instinctively jerks away from the heat and removes itself from harm or danger. Much like wanting to avoid negative physical pain, over time we can also learn to avoid our emotional pain, because we are afraid of it and we feel it will harm us. Our avoidance is often instinctual and tends to be subconscious. To soothe our emotional pain, we choose coping mechanisms like busying ourselves, eating, shopping, or any of the other million things we can choose from. Unfortunately, this evasion has negative consequences. And it’s not just the extra pounds you may put on, the dent in your savings account or the pure exhaustion from overworking yourself....

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21 Oct The Freedom of Forgiveness: Cutting The Tie

If you’ve ever heard Christian teaching on forgiveness, you may have come away feeling a little confused as to why we are to forgive one another, and how we should go about it. This isn’t because the Bible is unclear; it’s because forgiveness is so tied to our woundedness, pain, and interconnectedness with humankind. And depending on the severity of the trespass, forgiveness may not seem like it’s even a possibility. At Agave Sozo, an inner healing prayer ministry serving the Phoenix Valley, we’ve seen and experienced the power of real forgiveness. Since forgiveness is such a huge topic, we’d love to cover a small slice of it in this post. Forgiveness in the Bible In the Bible, forgiveness is connected to sin. As Christians, one major motivation for the forgiveness we extend to others is based upon the forgiveness that we have received through Christ in God. When a person sins...

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31 Jul Warning Signs of Depression: Christian Depression Help in Chandler

Christian Depression Help in Chandler Are you concerned about your own or a family member’s emotional state? Has a level of disinterest or general malaise infiltrated your life or the life of a loved one? Depression is a serious condition that goes beyond simply “feeling sad” for a short period of time. We welcome those of you who are suffering from depression to come experience Sozo ministry and work to heal your connection with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit to supplement any Christian counseling or other medications that may not be doing enough. That feeling of emptiness may be due to a spiritual vacancy that needs to be filled by a strengthened connection and an understanding of your destiny. Below are a list of some common symptoms that may be an indicator of depression. Lack of interest in activities, social activities or hobbies that you enjoyed previously and a lack of ability...

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26 May The Risks of Living with Depression: Depression Help in Chandler

Depression is serious. It not only negatively impacts your sense of well-being and productivity, it can also come between you and your loved ones. Those who suffer from depression and anxiety often desperately seek relief and merely want to truly feel the joys of life again. According to the CDC, the risks of living with depression are numerous, including: Those who suffer from depression tend to miss work at a higher rate. This absenteeism can lead to unemployment or simply lower wages. Depression can also lead to a higher risk of conditions like addiction and other mental health disorders including eating disorders, substance abuse and anxiety. Depression is also associated with behaviors and conditions including smoking, obesity, sleep disturbance and epilepsy. Depression is associated with a higher mortality rate with causes including suicide among others like heart disease. As you can see, depression is no laughing matter. This condition, which affects...

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