Question: I don’t really understand why a person who is depressed, who understands that the Creator has put him in this situation, would want to resemble the Creator?
Answer: Because he has no other choice. The Creator puts a person in a state of depression so that a person can ask: “What should I live for?”—and eventually look for and find the meaning of life.
Question: Is it not possible to bring the created being to this recognition differently?
Answer: No, because the created being is a desire to enjoy. If he does not feel pleasure, he asks: “What should I live for?” Then he reaches a state in which he must find some egoistic filling. Here he is fed bit by bit so that by advancing egoistically, he begins to understand that the true filling is the altruistic filling.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/23/17
Why Do I Feel Emptiness In This World?
Rising Above The Gaping Emptiness
The Wisdom Of Kabbalah About Depression