I remember an event that I witnessed in Brazil in my youth that the passage of time has not been able to erase. I used to live in front of a gas station owned by a family. They were a big family and good people. One day I saw a customer very upset with the owner of the gas station, things got out control very quickly, people got out of a car and started to beat him. And then, out of nowhere his boys rushed to rescue him, and were able to overpower his attackers.
I know that I should not glamorize violence, but that scene was imprinted in my memory, it was one of the most beautiful things that I saw and remember in my life from that time. Seeing those boys coming in defense of their father was really something.
I believe that this story is a good illustration of the last verses of Psalm 127. This is the last action of God in the life of his beloved.
4 – PRESERVATION – The final action that God will perform in our lives is preserving and maintaining. God will preserve us from all evil and attacks of the enemies. He will find ways to keep us going, moving forward.
The psalmist says, “ Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him.  Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth.  Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.”
He is going to do that by putting people in our lives. Here in this text we have the sons. The children are a blessing from the Lord because if you have many you will be preserved in the day you face your enemy. At that time a big family could influence the judgments at the gate of the city.
Even today, in many places in the world, people have large families, so they can work together and produce more, they can defend themselves against their enemies, etc.
But here, in the western civilization, we live in a time when big families do not exist anymore. Because of that we need to find in the church brothers and sisters, sons and daughters in the Lord that will be there for us when we need them. The church must become our family.
As we see in this psalm, we as children of God must put our confidence and trust in God. We need to put our priorities in the right place. It is important for us to work to sustain our family, but it is more important to have the right relationship with God. If we put God first, He will take care of the rest.
Our problem is, we do not know God enough to trust in Him. My suggestion is for you to start one step at a time. Give to God small parts of the time everyday to pray and read His word.
Start to surrender, little by little; some areas of your life, that you think you have control over.
Make an effort to attend church every week, make it a priority. Find a time, even if you have to rearrange your schedule, to meet with brothers and sisters during the week, for fellowship, prayer, and Bible study. Ask God to help you to do that.
Trust in God and know that He is the one with more interest in you and in your action than you.
Have a blessed week,