by Tracey Metzger
It’s a common principle found in every 12 step program. People struggling with compulsive behavior need the help of a power higher than themselves. Depression is not a compulsive behavior and yet I have needed my higher power to lift me from the depths of darkness when I could not do it for myself.
When “the blues” or a “funk” crosses over from a rough patch to a depressive episode the feeling of helplessness and hopelessness is out of my control. That is when I to run to the rock who is higher than I. My rock and my salvation.