Desiring God: Contentment in Trials, How God Prepared Us for a Brain Tumor

Nate and Nancy Wilson

As God tests us, he wants us to test him, to see if he is as faithful as he promised.

I undertook the job of writing a book on the subject of contentment, something that I have wanted to do for a very long time. Having learned so much from the Puritans Jeremiah Burroughs and Thomas Watson on contentment, I wanted to assemble something simple for women, something to make contentment attainable and understandable and practical. I wanted the title to be Learning Contentment because it is definitely an ongoing study for me.

After many hours at the computer, I turned in the manuscript for my book the end of February. Two weeks later, my son Nate learned that he has a brain tumor. Though not cancerous, it is life-threatening. His brain surgery is scheduled for May 2, and my little book on contentment will be released on the same day.

Do I think this is a coincidence? Not even close. As I said, God will have no hypocrites.

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