The two songs below are wonderful to listen to after a particularly difficult counseling session or triggered event.
"Daddy's Song" by Dennis Jernigan is about the relationship between a little boy and his Father God. It shows the longing of the boy's heart, his sin and breaking off relationship, and his Daddy's love, steadfastness and provision for him.
"When I Go to Sleep" is a lullaby that Nick would play for me when I was at the beginning of my process and little child parts were coming out all the time, scared and wounded. He would just lay there with me and play this song over and over.
This song is from the album Listen Up! by Sovereign Grace Music. It is a children's album, and all of the songs on it are based on the parables of Jesus.
I love this song because it shows how Jesus is constantly gathering up his lost sheep, coin, prodigal, children. I played it a lot when in the midst of healing from DID because I knew God was gathering up all the lost pieces of myself due to trauma. It helped give me hope.
by Amanda Lindsey Cook. With trauma, there are times when there are not words to express the pain and "even breathing hurts."
This song is a reminder that even in the most horrific pain, Holy Spirit is there as Comforter. So often in my healing journey, I would turn to the Lord as my Counselor and Comforter and pour out the pain, anger, rage, grief, and tears that had been locked inside of me for 40+ years. He is good. Yes, He is good.
by Shane & Shane on the album Psalms, Vol. 2. It is good to have a reminder of who God is and His promise to be with us "through the fire" of whatever we go through in life.
Especially when healing from trauma, it is so important to keep our eyes fixed on our Savior, on the truth of who He is, so that we don't drown in the pain and self-focus.
by Shane & Shane in the album Bring Your Nothing. This is an outstanding song to give hope in the midst of suffering, probably because it was written in the midst of suffering.
In the song, there is an excerpt from John Piper's sermon, "The Glory of God on the Sight of Eternity."
"Rescue" by Lauren Daigle reminds us that God sees us in the midst of suffering. We are not forgotten.
"Marvelous Light" by Ellie Holcomb reminds us that we can be transformed by God and we can rejoice in the life He gives us.
"As Sure as the Sun" by Ellie Holcomb reminds us of God's mercy and love for us.
"Forgiven" by Crowder reminds us of our sin, our need for God, and His gracious salvation.
"Robot" by Trip Lee reminds us that we are born as slaves to sin, a "robot," not knowing that we are slaves and living in lies until God sets us free through Christ Jesus.