by Kerry Shook

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When Life Feels Meaningless (3 of 3)
Series: Man vs. Wild
Nick Vujicic

Today we are concluding the series we have been in for the last several weeks that I've been calling Man vs. Wild as we've been learning how to survive and thrive in whatever situation you find yourself in because you never know what to expect. Life is unpredictable and it seems like problems always mess up our perfect little plans. The other day I was coming home and I was tired and worn out and I had a plan. The plan was to eat and relax and watch a ballgame. It was a simple three-part plan that I really liked. When I got home I noticed that one of our puppies was chewing on something and when I got closer I saw these pills on the floor. I discovered that he had gotten into a medicine kit and it had everything from Benadryl to cold medicine so I didn't know what he'd eaten. I panicked and I grabbed him and drove him to the vet and the vet asked me what had happened. I said well my dog ate a bunch of pills. I don't think he was trying to kill himself. I think it was just a desperate cry for help. I think that's what it was. I'm not sure. They emptied his stomach, gave him charcoal then they told me to take him to the night vet hospital where they could monitor his vital signs all night. When I drove home that night I was thinking wow, this was not really what I had planned. I wasn't expecting this. I know you're worried about my dog. He's okay. He's doing great. He's been in counseling ever since. Other than that he's okay. He'll make it. But isn't that the way life is? You just never know what's next. But there is one thing you can count on. Problems. If you have a pulse you have problems. Problems come in all different shapes and sizes, but life is a series of problems. Look at how Jesus put it in John 16:33. It's our key verse for the whole series. Would you stand in honor of God's Word? Just read it out loud with me. "I have told you these things so that ...

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