When you wake up off-kilter, notice how your thoughts take you in the wrong direction. Some of the harshest criticisms are those leveled at ourselves. Know that God will try to guide you back.
What harsh river of dreams swept me away last night
and led me to this?
God, before I could catch myself this morning,
negative thoughts pulled me under, far from you.
I woke up feeling the shame of being less than;
I looked at my life and saw only lack.
When I am in over my head in negativity,
help me swim back to the solace of your grace,
to climb back up the riverbank of your love.
Today, forgive yourself for when you get caught up in negative thoughts about yourself. This too shall pass.