Spiritual Practice

Basket of Worries

Lara Hulbert

When I had a serious problems with worrying, this was the image my mom taught me to picture in my mind:

Imagine a big picnic basket falling from the clouds and landing near you. A voice calls out in the middle of all the stress of a busy day: “Come put your worries inside my basket.” You reach into the depths of your mind and take out all the troubles that are weighing you down. Then you open the basket and place your worries inside. You feel lighter, relieved. A hand reaches down from the sky, taking the basket and the worries to heaven where they belong. 


REFLECT ON PSALM 55:22: The Bible also tells us to give all our worries to God. We don’t have to worry; God will provide for us. If we give our cares to God, we will have more time and energy to serve God and to enjoy life.

—from devozine (November/December 2003). Copyright © 20003 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.

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