Psalm 126:5-6 was part of my daily Bible study a week ago, and I had never heard these verses and felt so connected to them before in my life: Here is what they say:

Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.
I honestly feel that these verses sum up our family’s life journey and the awesome power of God to bring joy to replace weeping.
Nick, the son furthest to the right, is battling cancer and has been since he was seven. Today he had an MRI, and we found out the devastating news that he has a 6th tumor. This makes his fifth brain tumor (one was on his spine). Nick will have surgery next Wednesday, May 21st. He will turn 13 on the 22nd and spend his birthday in a hospital bed. This is bothering him more than anything.
I know that God promises to never give us more than we can handle, so I know He will give Nick every bit of courage and strength he needs to make it through the next week and the next surgery.
I feel that the Psalm mentioned above promises that we will reap songs of joy if we continue to “carry the seed” as we weep. So, I will forever share God’s Word with all who will listen as I journey through this nightmare with my baby boy.
If you are facing times of tears in your life, my prayer is that you will find comfort in His promises. He truly does give a “peace that passes understanding.” Have a wonderful day and thank you for your prayers for Nick. God bless you all!