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Trust God and Avoid Decision Fatique Psalm 62:5-12

Trust God and Avoid Decision Fatique

When we are exhausted by excessive choices, God provides rest and peace.

At a Glance

Let's say you need a toilet brush. Fine. Please choose from among 1,161 options. Or, take a look at the toothpaste section at the grocery store. How hard is it to make toothpaste? Does it really matter? How do you choose? Some people don't. They go home, weary from all the decision-making.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's OT text and Jonah the prophet, see "Killer Jobs," January 22, 2006, at

Amazon sells 1,161 different kinds of toilet brushes.

Not just 10 or 20 or even 500. One thousand ... 100 ... and 61.

That's a lotta scrubbers.

Jane Porter discovered this when she spent an evening trying to choose one for the bathroom in her new apartment. "Nearly an hour later," she writes, "after having read countless contradictory reviews and pondering far too many choices, I felt grumpy and tired and simply gave up."

She was suffering from decision fatigue.

Fortunately, after a good night's sleep, she went out and "happily bought the only toilet...

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