The fourth section of my book is entitled: “Rebuilding My Foundation.” This section describes how God rebuilt my faulty foundation by revealing to me an accurate view of God, an accurate view of myself, a sinner, and gospel-saturated principles of God’s mercy and grace, which finally worked in my depression.
God kindly, gently and mercifully revealed Himself to me, walking back all the false theology that had been inadvertently taught to me from childhood. Each precious lesson was eye-opening and life-breathing, building upon the lesson which came before. When I finally began to see an accurate view of God, that changed everything.
Songs for Reflection
“The songs in this section and in future chapters will be formatted this way: they list the artist from my playlist who sang the song which was meaningful to me in depression (not necessarily the artist who wrote it) followed by the song(s). I am not necessarily endorsing any of these artists nor all their theology in the songs. But these songs helped me live with my depression in a better way by offering me spiritual insights I could grasp. I hope that these will work as spiritual tools for you and be an added spiritual blessing to you.”(from the end of Chapter 3)
Chapter 23: The Solid Rock of the Gospel
Chapter 24: God’s Eternality and My Eternal Forgiveness
Chapter 25: The Gospel Repaints My View of God
Chapter 26: Grace Alone
Chapter 27: What About Obedience?
Chapter 28: Learning to Challenge an Inaccurate View of God
Chapter 29: The Locket and the Firehose
Chapter 30: Inviting God into My Depression
Chapter 31: Embracing God’s Promises
Chapter 32: Learning to Lament
Chapter 33: Finding God in Lament
Chapter 34: Embracing Grace
Chapter 35: Responding to Grace
Chapter 36: Waiting, Submission and Surrender
Unfortunately, Shannon Wexelberg’s song, “In the Waiting,” is not available on YouTube, but a link to the album is here: https://www.invubu.com/music/show/song/Shannon-Wexelberg/In-The-Waiting.html . The album is available to purchase on Shannon’s site here.
In addition, Chonda Pierce’s song, “My Soul Will Wait,” from the cd version of “A Piece of My Mind,” is not available on YouTube, but the cd and video can still be purchased on Amazon and is probably on eBay.
As mentioned above, the song, “Surrender,” sung by Travis Cottrell on a GreatWorshipSongs.com album is no longer available and no YouTube video is available.
Section 4 describes how God rebuilt my faulty foundation by revealing to me an accurate view of Himself and teaching me gospel-saturated principles of God’s mercy and grace which finally worked in my depression.Tweet