We will learn that there is a God who is supposed to love us and take care of us, but we are afraid to let go of who we believe we are, or what we feel we have to be. Trust is something that we have given up a long time ago. Trust is hard for us, especially when we feel that life, people and our circumstances have completely let us down. For so long now unpleasant feelings have led us to believe that we have no right to happiness, now or in the future. We have grown up with a sense of suspicion of those around us who appear happy and satisfied with life. Instead we find it safer to back away from too much involvement with other people, because they would see how bad we really are if they got to know us and then our secret would be out. We don’t ever know what “normal” feels like, because we constantly feel so hollow and empty inside.”
Sources: I’ll do it when I feel better. (1986, 2013) Depressed anonymous publications. Louisville.
Depressed Anonymous, 2nd edition. (1998, 2008) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville.