I MisunderstoodI was just sitting here reading stories for my fellow EPers and this thought crossed my mind.The phrase "God helps those who help themselves" took a whole new meaning.
I believe God is Love. God is not some bearded guy who lives outside us, watching us, judging us. I believe God is within me, the essence of Love. When I feel depressed I am not loving myself. In order to help myself snap out of this I must start to love myself again. The only way I have found to make this possible is to help others. In doing so I am allowing my "Love (God)" to reach out to others. My reaching out in Love helps those and in doing so I help myself. I used to think it meant that no one will help me unless I help myself. Many times I felt so powerless and felt no one cared to help me. But I found after reading this phrase a different way that I have the power to help myself and that it only took my reaching to others to find the power I needed to help myself.